Perryville Battlefield

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The largest Civil War battle in Kentucky was fought here on October 8, 1862; at least 7,600 were killed or wounded. The corpses of the Confederate soldiers were left to rot on the battlefield, and many suppose this is why the field has so much ghostly activity. Apparitions of soldiers, some on horseback, and glowing balls of light are seen on the field.

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    Perryville Battlefield
    United States

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    37.6767740763146, -84.96899557107093
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Nearest Towns:
    Perryville, KY (2.1 mi.)
    Mackville, KY (6.8 mi.)
    Harrodsburg, KY (9.1 mi.)
    Danville, KY (11.0 mi.)
    Junction City, KY (11.4 mi.)
    Jackson, KY (11.6 mi.)
    Burgin, KY (12.3 mi.)
    Willisburg, KY (12.6 mi.)
    Springfield, KY (13.9 mi.)
    Bradfordsville, KY (16.0 mi.)

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    1. I drive through Perryville every time I visit my mother. For years nothing. One late night no one was on the street, cars or people. My husband and I smelled such a powerful odor of pipe smoke that I turned around and looked in the back seat! I contacted the battlefield and found out no one lit fires but there was a ghost tour. I contacted that group. No one smoked anything that night. In the year since that experience nothing has happened on my trips through Perryville.

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