Donelson Persists

Donelson Persists (HMVAH)

Location: Perryville, KY 40468 Boyle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.279', W 84° 58.376'

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— The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862 —

When Donelson's shattered regiments reached this position, nearly half of his men had been killed and wounded. Despite the appalling casualties, the Confederate attack continued to the west.

With Donelson's 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment taking the lead, the stubborn Confederate advance moved past the ridge in front of you. Driving the Union defenders away from the Widow Gibson cabin, Donelson's persistent soldiers were finally stopped by a Union brigade commanded by Colonel George Webster.

With his brigade in shambles from the crossfire of several Federal batteries and the obstinate Union defense, Donelson's men withdrew. Their losses were severe. In the four-hour battle, Donelson's 16th Tennessee Infantry suffered nearly 60 percent casualties. These Tennesseans lost more men killed and wounded than any other Southern regiment in the battle.We advanced through a field where the grapeshot and shrapnel were rattling against the cornstalks...
Confederate Private Davis Biggs
38th Tennessee Infantry
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 678771 N 4171281
Decimal Degrees37.67131667, -84.97293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.279', W 84° 58.376'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 16.74" N, 84° 58' 22.56" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2665-2753 Whites Rd, Perryville KY 40468, US
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