Kentucky’s Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients presentation
May 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Interpretive Park Manager Bryan Bush will give a lecture on Perryville’s newest exhibit – Kentucky’s Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients – and after the lecture will unveil the exhibit to the public. Visitors will learn about the origins of the Medal of Honor, which started during the Civil War. Visitors will also learn about the two Medal of Honor recipients, Private William Surles, of the 2nd Ohio Infantry, and Private John Durham, 1st Wisconsin Infantry, and their actions during the Battle of Perryville which earned them a Medal of Honor. Visitors will also learn about the first African American recipient, Sergeant Andrew Jackson Smith, of the 55th Massachusetts United States Colored Infantry, who was from Kentucky. Learn about Dr. Mary Walker, who was the first female who earned the Medal of Honor for her actions as a surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, visitors will read about the heroic actions of ten other Medal of Honor recipients. The exhibit will run from May 2022 until November 2022. Cost for the lecture is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and veterans, and $3 for children. Seating is limited so make reservations at 859-332-8631.