— The Battle for Kentucky October 8, 1862 —On the ridge to your right front and across the paved road fought the 15th Kentucky Infantry (US). The 15th was recruited in the fall of 1861 from northern Kentucky and the Louisville area. At Perryville the regiment (part of Colonel William Lytle's brigade of General Lovell Rousseau's division) numbered 517 men and was commanded by Colonel Curran Pope, a graduate of West Point and a prominent Louisville politician. The 15th also contained several representatives of well-known Kentucky families: Pope's second-in command was Lieutenant Colonel George Jouett, son of a famous artist and former mayor of Lexington, and one of the captains was James Brown Forman, whose family made their fortune in distilleries. Despite being in the army for a year, Perryville was the regiment's first major battle.
|Placed By||Perryville Enhancement Project and the Civil War Roundtable of Chicago|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 678936 N 4170727|
|Decimal Degrees||37.66630000, -84.97120000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 39.978', W 84° 58.272'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 39' 58.68" N, 84° 58' 16.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1495-1625 Hays Mays Rd, Perryville KY 40468, US|
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