Advance tickets available for battle commemoration in Ky.

Civil war cannons at the site of the Battle of Antietam. Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland , Photo Credit: Michigan exposures - Cropped Photo: Michigan exposures / MGN
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - History buffs can purchase advance tickets for the annual commemoration of the Battle of Perryville - Kentucky's largest Civil War battle.

The Kentucky Department of Parks says the discounted, advance sales will be available online through Oct. 5. The commemoration is set for Oct. 8-9 at the battlefield in central Kentucky.

Each year, the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the battle with re-enactments, living history programs, battlefield tours, authors and book signings and period entertainment.

The battle left more than 7,600 soldiers killed, wounded or missing.

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To purchase advance tickets, visit:

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/perryville-battlefield/reenactment-schedule.aspx

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