Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Edward D. Baker
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
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. Across the trail from the Ballís Bluff National Cemetery. 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); 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 BluffBattle 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.
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 park. (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then and 3 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.