Battle of Ball's Bluff

Battle of Ball's Bluff (HM1RBX)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 7.584', W 77° 32.604'

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Just to the east, 1,700 Union troops crossed the Potomac River and clashed with 1,700 Confederates on 21 Oct. 1861. The previous evening, a Union reconnaissance patrol had mistaken a row of trees for Confederate tents. Brig. Gen. Charles Stone ordered an early-morning raid on this "camp." Confederates under Col. Nathan Evans confronted the Federals, who were then reinforced. Col. and Sen. Edward D. Baker took command and became the only sitting U.S. senator ever killed in combat. The Federals retreated across the river in disarray. Congress created the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War to investigate the defeat.
Marker NumberF-1
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280140 N 4333883
Decimal Degrees39.12640000, -77.54340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.584', W 77° 32.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 35.04" N, 77° 32' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Leesburg Bypass, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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