The Largest Civil War Battle Fought in Kentucky.
Color-lithographed map of the Civil War Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, published in 1877. The Battle of Perryville was also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills, and it was fought on October 8, 1862.
The battle was the culmination of the so-called Confederate Heartland Offensive, and the commanding generals were Confederate General Braxton Bragg and Union Major General Don Carlos Buell.
Although the battle was a tactical victory for Bragg's Army of Mississippi, it resulted in a strategic Union win, as Bragg was forced to withdraw from Kentucky shortly thereafter.
The combined casualties numbered over 8,000 men, making it one of the bloodier battles of the war.