Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Guarding the Potomac River Frontier
After Ballís Bluff, the Confederates under Gen. D.H. Hill continued work on several preexisting forts to discourage another Federal attack from Maryland. They included Fort Evans (which stands today on private property to your right just beyond the shopping complex), Fort Johnson on Catoctin Ridge immediately west of Leesburg, and Fort Beauregard on a ridge overlooking Tuscarora southeast of town. Additional outer works, such as the one here, augmented the forts and sheltered the troops guarding Leesburg.
Although records for this work are lacking, it is located on a spur extending 600 yards from Fort Evans to protect the approach to the fort from the southeast. Surveys conducted early in the 21st century located at least twelve platforms where soldiersí huts may have stood.
Early in March 1862, the Confederates withdrew from Leesburg, and Union Col. John Gearyís 28th Pennsylvania Infantry
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 6.365′ N, 77° 31.625′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from Fort Evans Road NE (Virginia Route 773) 0.1 miles west of Battlefield Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is outside Pho Royal in the in the Fort Evans II shopping center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 542 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ballís Bluff Masked Battery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Ballís Bluff Masked Battery (approx. half a mile away); Two-Chambered Granary (approx. one mile away); Carriage House (approx. one mile away); Well House (approx. Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park (approx. one mile away); Ice House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Douglass Community School (approx. 1Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Also see . . . Defenses of Leesburg. (Submitted on May 25, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 25, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.