Saturday, July 14, 2007

Perryville Cemetery

After the battle the Confederate dead were left on the ground, or hastily buried. Much of the battlefield was on land owned by Henry P. Bottom (his house can be seen in my first post on Perryville along the banks of Doctor's Creek where the battle first began). Afterwards Bottom collected much of the Confederate dead and created a cemetery on his land. Mostly this was just to clear his land, not for some altruistic motive. In later years a monument was erected in the cemetery. There are only two headstones in the cemetery, both can be seen in the third photo.

The above pictures were taken in October 2006. The below picture was taken in April 2007. A few trees are missing now.

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