Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas Clinton Lovett Hatcher
20 December, 1839 – 21 October, 1861
Standing over 6'4" and wearing a full red beard, Clinton Hatcher was a memorable figure. Despite his Quaker upbringing, he joined Company F of the 8th Virginia at the beginning of the war and became the regimental color bearer. This combined with his height and notable beard to make him quite a target and he was, in fact, killed during the battle. This memorial stone was placed here to honor his courage. Hatcher is not buried here but rests in the Ketoctin Baptist Church Cemetery near Purcellville, Virginia, a few miles west of Leesburg.
Erected by Ball's Bluff Regional Park/Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the NOVA Parks 🏞️, and the Quakerism ⛪ series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 21, 1861.
Location. 39° 7.915′ N, 77° 31.681′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from Ball’s Bluff Road, on the left when traveling east. Located west of the National 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. The South: Confederate Leaders at Ball’s Bluff (here, next to this marker); Battle of Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861 (a few steps from this marker); Clinton Hatcher (a few steps from this marker); The North: Union Leaders at Ball's Bluff (a few steps from this marker); 13 Pounder "James Rifle" (within shouting distance of this marker); United States National Military Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Ball's Bluff - October 21, 1861: The Union Collapse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ball's Bluff National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
More about this marker. Marker has a portrait of Clinton Hatcher.
Regarding Thomas Clinton Lovett Hatcher. 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. Hatcher's Letters. Many of Clinton Hatcher's letters to a young woman, Mary Sibert, were preserved. Rather interesting comments about the war, the times, and romance. (Submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Balls Bluff Battlefield Virtual Tour by Marker. Over twenty markers (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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 2,427 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 10, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 31, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.