Today in Michigan History

October 8, 1862

Michigan soldiers fought at Perryville, Kentucky.

In central Kentucky, Union forces stopped the northern advance of a Confederate army. Among the units engaged in one of Kentucky’s biggest battles are four Michigan regiments and Battery A, First Michigan Artillery. In a hard day of fighting, Battery A, better known as Loomis’s Battery, repulsed at least five enemy charges, leaving at least 1,500 killed and wounded Rebels in front of its position.

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