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Hardin County Historical Society held its April meeting at the State Theater April 25. Despite the rain, the dinner and program was well attended.
The program was “The Perryville campaign”' by Christopher Kolakowski, author of “The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the Bluegrass State” and “This Army Does Not Retreat: The Battles of Stones River and Tullahoma,” concerning battles in Tennessee in 1862 and 1863. He has another book in the works and will return to the HCHS.
Kolakowski has been immersed in military history all his life, having been born and raised in Fredericksburg, Va. He has worked for the National Park Service, the Civil War Preservation Trust and Kentucky State Parks, among others. He served as Chief Preservationist for the Perryville Battlefield- State Historic Site, Chief Curator of the National Museum of the Army Reserve in Fort McPherson, Ga., and serves as director of the General George Patton Museum at Fort Knox.
The next meeting of the Hardin County Historical Society is July 25 at the State Theater with dinner at 6:30 p.m., catered by Back Home Catering.
Make your reservations for this event. The program will be announced in July.