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The Battle of Ball's Bluff

 
 
The Battle of Ball's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 6, 2021
1. The Battle of Ball's Bluff Marker
Inscription.  
This is one of three identical signs which mark the approximate extent of the area called the "triangular" clearing at the time of the battle.

The triangular clearing roughly coincided with the slope on which you are standing.
 
Erected by Friends of Ball's Bluff.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 21, 1861.
 
Location. 39° 7.861′ N, 77° 31.801′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from Balls Bluff Park east of Balls Bluff Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Ball's Bluff - October 21, 1861 (here, next to this marker); 8th Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle at Ball’s Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Additional Area Civil War Sites (about 300 feet

The Battle of Ball's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 6, 2021
2. The Battle of Ball's Bluff Marker
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away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Balls Bluff (about 300 feet away); A Divided America, A Divided Loudoun County (about 300 feet away); Aftermath of Ball’s Bluff (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
A Large Portion of the Triangular Clearing image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 19, 2020
3. A Large Portion of the Triangular Clearing
Looking north to south with the marker at the southern portion of the field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on March 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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