Perryville Cleanup Weekend
April 5, 2014
More and more the 1st Tennessee is progressing into battlefield preservation. This weekend the Perryville Battlefield held a cleanup day where we assisted.
Over coffee and donuts we discussed the plan for the day where we would work on cleaning out an old barn and tearing it down. The barn was built some time after the battle and tearing it down was part of the efforts to restore the battlefield to its condition at the time of the battle.
The other groups were to take out fencing that was never part of the original battlefield.
After lunch the plan was to have the tractor pull the building down. But unfortunately the bobcat that was used to pull apart the fencing fell backwards and got stuck, so occupied the tractor trying to straighten it out.
Next time we’re likely to bring some blackpowder. The consensus was it would have both more successful, and more desirable, effects.