Monday, September 24, 2012

Battle of Perrysville Commemoration Set

The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Perrysville will be commemorated with a packed schedule of presentations at the Mooretown Monument. The commemoration is set for Sunday, October 7.   The Mooretown Monument is located on Jefferson County Hwy 53 at Georges Lake.  Called the Fall Festival, activities are scheduled to begin at 12 noon. The programs are scheduled to run from 1 to 4 PM.   There will be food, crafts and lots of fun. 

The Battle of Perrysville was fought in Perrysville, Kentucky, on October 8, 1862.  Many Union soldiers from the area were present at that battle.  The Mooretown Monument was built to commemorate the Jefferson County citizens that were in the Civil War.  Some of those names inscribed on that monument have Wellsville descendants living here today.

The commemoration is open to the public and free of admission.  Comfortable walking shoes are suggested.  For more information call 740-768-2365.

 ole nib

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