Centre College Class Helps Park With Project
PERRYVILLE, Ky. – With the help of a class from Centre College, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky.
“This is a great resource for anyone doing family or military research,” said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker. “Our thanks go out to Centre College and the students who worked on this project.”
Park Manager Kurt Holman, who has spent 30 years collecting names and details of the casualties, contacted the college in nearby Danville for assistance. A computer science class taught by Christine Shannon agreed to take on the project.
“We’re among a handful of Civil War battlefields with this kind of database that is now available to anyone with access to the Internet,” Holman said. “This is a great service to our guests and really helps raise the profile of this important Kentucky historical site.”