PERRYVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- This weekend is your chance to look back on one of the most important moments in Kentucky history as historical reenactors prepare to reenact the Battle of Perryville.

The battle--fought October 8, 1862--is considered one of the most pivotal in the Civil War's western theater.

You can join in and participate at camping areas and fixed military camps, although you cannot walk onto the battlefield unless you bought a ticket before September 20.

The reenactment starts at 2 p.m.