Guarding the Potomac River FrontierAcross the ground in front of you are the remains of Confederate infantry earthworks most likely built after the Battle of Ball's Bluff on October 21, 1861. At this time, Leesburg was on the front lines of the American Civil War and an outpost on the Potomac River frontier. The river was, for the Confederates, an international boundary between two nations at war. Leesburg was an important point to defend on that line.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 4:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 281487 N 4331589|
|Decimal Degrees||39.10608333, -77.52708333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.365', W 77° 31.625'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 21.9" N, 77° 31' 37.5" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 540, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 540 Fort Evans Rd, Leesburg VA 20176, US|
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