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History come to life

The 156th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville was remembered in many ways over the weekend. The annual commemoration, held at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, featured reenactors and many educational programs designed to help attendees go back in time and understand better what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War. In downtown Perryville, a parade was the centerpiece of a festive, three-day event that included pageants, food trucks, reenactments in the streets and plenty of history.

Photos by James Morris