Battle of Perryville http://wkyufm.org en Researchers Say Kentucky's Battle of Perryville took Place at a Key Time in the Civil War http://wkyufm.org/post/researchers-say-kentuckys-battle-perryville-took-place-key-time-civil-war <p>A significant Civil War battle took place in Kentucky on October 8th, 1862. The Battle of Perryville claimed the lives of about 7600 soldiers, and some historians now say the battle was more important than some researchers thought in the past. Dr. Glenn LaFantasie of the WKU Institute for Civil War Studies and WKU Military Historian Dr. Jack Thacker&nbsp; say Confederate forces moved into the state, hoping to get Kentuckians to join their cause.</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 20269 at http://wkyufm.org Researchers Say Kentucky's Battle of Perryville took Place at a Key Time in the Civil War Former FBI and CIA Leader to Visit Famous Kentucky Battlefield http://wkyufm.org/post/former-fbi-and-cia-leader-visit-famous-kentucky-battlefield <p>In his storied career as a federal judge and former director of the FBI and CIA, William Webster was guided partly by the great-grandfather he never knew who died on a Civil War battlefield. His ancestor, Union Col. George Penny Webster, was mortally wounded in savage fighting at the Battle of Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862, the biggest Civil War confrontation in Kentucky. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:19:52 +0000 Associated Press 20263 at http://wkyufm.org Former FBI and CIA Leader to Visit Famous Kentucky Battlefield Civil War Battlefields in Kentucky and Tennessee Get Funds to Buy Land http://wkyufm.org/post/civil-war-battlefields-kentucky-and-tennessee-get-funds-buy-land <p>Eight Civil War battlefields, including three in Kentucky and Tennessee, are receiving more than $2.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition. The National Park Service said the grant money will help in the permanent preservation and protection of the battlefields. This year marks the 150 year anniversary of several important Civil War battles. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:06:28 +0000 Associated Press 19917 at http://wkyufm.org Civil War Battlefields in Kentucky and Tennessee Get Funds to Buy Land Kentucky's Bloodiest Civil War Battle to be Remembered This Year http://wkyufm.org/post/kentuckys-bloodiest-civil-war-battle-be-remembered-year <p>This fall marks the 150th anniversary of Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle. To honor that event, planning is well underway for the October re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:52:40 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 17735 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky's Bloodiest Civil War Battle to be Remembered This Year