The first time I visited Perryville State Historic Site was in 1988. At the time I believe the battlefield consisted of 98 acres. Today the battlefield is 691 acres, and still growing. Here is a picture (from Kurt Holman - the site manager at Perryville), showing the saved acres. Stellar! Bear in mind, this is NOT a national battlefield (although it should be treated with as much honor and awe as Gettysburg) but a local and state project. Those who have worked over the years to save more of this pristine battlefield should be highly commended.