Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, 2 mi. n. on SR 1920 off US 150 at 1825 Battlefield Rd., marks the site of Kentucky’s bloodiest battle. On Oct. 8, 1862, 58,000 Union troops led by Gen. Don Carlos Buell engaged 17,000 Confederates under Gen. Braxton Bragg. Bragg opened the battle but was forced to withdraw his troops, enabling Federal forces to maintain control of the state. The site has burial grounds, monuments to both armies and a museum containing artifacts and maps as well as brochures for self-guiding walking tours of the park. An interpretive movie also may be seen, and a mock battle is held the first weekend in October.