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Exploration at the Goodnight Cemetery near Perryville Battlefield

plate-8-results-of-gpr-survey-of-the-goodnight-cemetery-in-perryville-kentuckyThe Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists are publishing “30 Days of Archaeology.”  One of my projects, the Goodnight Cemetery is one of the posts.  Fascinating stuff – Enjoy!!

“Although most of the wounded were sent to Harrodsburg or Danville in the weeks after the battle, the Goodnight farm continued to be used as a hospital through at least December. Of the unknown number of Confederates who died there, many were buried in the Goodnight family cemetery. Lorenzo Goodnight Hankla was 16 years old at the time of the battle, and helped bury the dead. Lorenzo was the grandfather of the current landowners, Ren and Scott Hankla.”

Kentucky Archaeology Month Day 23 – The Goodnight Farmhouse and Cemetery at the Battle of Perryville