Saturday, May 12, 2018

Video: Sights & sounds from Perryville fields of carnage

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In these fields now bordered by a snake-rail fence and a wood line, the 79th Pennsylvania suffered 40 killed among more than 200 casualties during the Battle of Perryville (Ky.) on Oct. 8, 1862. Wounded in the left side by buck & ball, 79th Pennsylvania Private William Woodward lay here for 10 hours with multiple wounds. A soldier in the 41st Georgia gave the parched soldier a drink and a full canteen of water, and Woodward survived the battle and the war.

Field where 79th Pennsylvania Private William Woodward lay with multiple wounds.

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