I've copied the below from Kentucky State Park's Facebook page. I think I might try to head down there & help with it. I was planning to do a walk of the field tomorrow anyway, so maybe I can make it a 2 day trip or something.
Planting Corn at Perryville Battlefield-May 26
The historic cornfield at Perryville Battlefield will be re-created by
the efforts of the Friends of Perryville Battlefield and volunteers. The
cornfield which was so heavily contested during the battle in 1862 is
an important part of the sites overall interpretation. The upcoming
150th anniversary reenactment in October would not be complete without recreating the fight in the corn.
An heirloom corn breed which was developed in Wisconsin in 1847 will be
the variety planted in this coming Saturday, May 26. Although we know
that this was a cornfield, no records indicate what variety of corn
Henry Bottoms had planted and was standing in the field the armies
invaded his pristine farm. The breed picked by the Friends of
Perryville, Wisconsin Red Dent, will be planted in honor of the
Wisconsin regiments involved in that terrible contest.
would like to help with this planting please come to the Perryville
Battlefield State Historic Site. We will be taking volunteers from 8:30
to 9:00 a.m. in Civil War Hall at the park. After the corn planting
lunch will be provided by the Friends of Perryville in the small picnic
shelter. Call 859-332-8631.