— The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862 —The Battle of Perryville was a fierce fight for the members of the 79th Pennsylvania Infantry. Fighting in these fields, this unit suffered 40 killed, 146 wounded, and 30 missing. This represents a loss of more than fifty percent of the regiment.Among the casualties was William Woodward of company D. Shot in the left side by a Confederate "buck and ball" round (containing a round bullet and three smaller pieces of buckshot), Woodward was shot through the chest and lost a finger and part of his ear.
|Placed By||Southern and Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association (SEKTDA)|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 678594 N 4171547|
|Decimal Degrees||37.67375000, -84.97488333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 40.425', W 84° 58.493'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 40' 25.50" N, 84° 58' 29.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2665-2753 Whites Rd, Perryville KY 40468, US|
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