Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky

Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky (HMV8G)

Location: Perryville, KY 40468 Boyle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.961', W 84° 57.098'

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The Confederate Army's advance into Kentucky in 1862 was initiated to relieve Tennessee of Union control, to align the help of dissatisfied Kentuckians and to gain access to the rich supplies Kentucky offered.

General Kirby Smith entered southeastern Kentucky advancing toward Louisville. General Braxton Bragg advanced northwestward to join General Smith at Louisville. General Bragg by vacillation lost the opportunity of capturing Louisville or of defeating General Don Carlos Buell's Union Army as it hurried northward to protect that city. General Buell occupied Louisville, reorganized his army, then marched toward Bardstown October 1 to locate General Bragg. Laboring under the delusion that the Union force would strike near Versailles, General Bragg withdrew from Bardstown on October 3. The route was by way of Perryville. It was here the powerful northern army caught General Bragg's army and forced a stand.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 680703 N 4168884
Decimal Degrees37.64935000, -84.95163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.961', W 84° 57.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 57.66" N, 84° 57' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 216 S Buell St, Perryville KY 40468, US
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