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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.
Photographed 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.
 
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. Ball's Bluff National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ball's Bluff National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Battle of Ball's Bluff - October 21, 1861: The Union Collapse
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(a few steps from this marker); United States National Military Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Edward D. Baker (a few steps from this marker); 1st California Regiment (a few steps from this marker); A National Cemetery System (a few steps from this marker); 13 Pounder "James Rifle" (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 Dickinson Baker. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on May 22, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Edward D. Baker and His Relations with Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln and Friends website entry (Submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Balls Bluff Battlefield Virtual Tour by Marker
Edward D. Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 6, 2021
2. Edward D. Baker 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.) 
 
Edward Dickinson Baker image. Click for full size.
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3. 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.
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4. 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 May 22, 2024. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,928 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. 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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May. 23, 2024