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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edward D. Baker

 
 
Edward D. Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2007
1. Edward D. Baker Marker
Inscription. Colonel Baker is buried at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. This memorial stone was placed here to mark what was believed to be the location of Bakerís death and to honor the memory of the only U.S. Senator to have died on the field of battle.

Prior to the placement of the stone, a simple wooden fence rail, supported by a pile of rocks and a small sign, was the only monument to Baker. The stone was placed where that fence rail once stood.
 
Location. 39° 7.906′ N, 77° 31.647′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from Ballís Bluff Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Across the trail from the Ballís Bluff National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ballís Bluff National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Ballís Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); 1st California Regiment (a few steps from this marker); The North: Union Leaders at Ball's Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Ballís Bluff, October 21, 1861
Site of Baker's Death image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2007
2. Site of Baker's Death
Designated with the memorial stone and marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The South: Confederate Leaders at Ballís Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Clinton Lovett Hatcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton Hatcher (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker has a portrait of Colonel Edward D. Baker, and a painting depicting the recovery of Colonel Bakerís body during the battle.
 
Regarding Edward D. Baker. This marker is one of a set along the Balls Bluff Battlefield walking trail. See the Balls Bluff Virtual Tour by Markers link below for details on each stop.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edward D. Baker and His Relations with Lincoln. (Submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Balls Bluff Battlefield Virtual Tour by Marker. Over twenty markers detail the action at Balls Bluff and related sites. Please use the Click to map all markers shown on this page option at the bottom of the page to view a map of the marker locations. The hybrid view offers an excellent overlook of the
Edward D. Baker Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2007
3. Edward D. Baker Memorial
Col.
71 Pa. Inf.
Killed here in
the battle of
Ball's Bluff, VA
Oct. 21, 1861
park. (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Edward Dickinson Baker image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Edward Dickinson Baker
Edward Dickinson Baker from The Soldier in our Civil War by Frank Leslie et al., 1893
The Death of Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. The Death of Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker
while leading his regiment at the battle of Ball's Bluff, October 1st, 1861.
from The Soldier in our Civil War by Frank Leslie et al., 1893
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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