The split-rail drive is one of the larger focuses of the Friends of Perryville Battlefield. Each donation of $8.50 will purchase 1 rail to continue to restore the battlefield. This is an important drive as many of the fences have been lost and others placed later on have rotted away. In 2015, the 1st Tennessee donated $840.00 raised throughout the season towards the rail drive. Some of these rails have been used to restore the Bottom House area to it’s original appearance in 1862!
Secondly, with the new acquisitions of land in the northern flank, new interpretative signs had to be secured. Through private donors, the 1st Tennessee was able to raise $1000.00 in 24 hours to fund the sign marking the “High Water Mark of the West”.