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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 Baker’s 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 Ball’s Bluff Road, on the right when traveling east. Across the trail from the Ball’s 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 (a few steps
Edward D. Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 6, 2021
2. Edward D. Baker Marker
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from this marker); United States National Military Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); 1st California Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 13 Pounder "James Rifle" (within shouting distance of this marker); The North: Union Leaders at Ball's Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861 (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 Baker’s 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.)
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
 
 
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 March 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 22 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. 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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