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

Ballís Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

 
 
Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2007
1. Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Has been designated a

National
Historic Landmark


This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

1984
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 39° 7.908′ N, 77° 31.65′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from Ballís Bluff Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ballís Bluff National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Edward D. Baker (here, next to this marker); 1st California Regiment (a few steps from this marker);
Ballís Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1995
2. Ballís Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery Marker
The North: Union Leaders at Ball's Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Ballís Bluff, October 21, 1861 (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.
 
Regarding Ballís Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery. 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 . . .  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 park. (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2007
3. The Cemetery
Entrance Gate to Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2007
4. Entrance Gate to Cemetery
United States
National Military Cemetery
Ball's Bluff
Established 1865
Internments 54
Known 1
Sign on the Inside of the Gate image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 30, 2007
5. Sign on the Inside of the Gate
This Ball's Bluff National Military Cemetery Plaque was replaced and the gate restored in 1996 by the

CLINTON HATCHER CAMP NO. 21
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia

To commemorate the battle fought here October 21, 1861

with the cooperation of the

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
and the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Ballís Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1995
6. Ballís Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,672 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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