Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Haud Pluribus Impar
At Ball’s Bluff, near this town on the threshold of Virginia and the Confederacy, the invading army of the North was, on Oct. 21st 1861, utterly defeated and driven into the Potomac. This monument is erected to the memory of those who died in defense of the Lost Cause by their late comrades in arms and a grateful and admiring people. Oct 21st, 1877.
Unknown Confederate Dead
who lie near this monument
noble Sons of Loudoun who
fell and were
left on the field of battle.
The gallant soldiers whose memory this monument is intended to perpetuate were attached chiefly to the following commands viz:
White’s 42nd, Batt. Va. Cav.
Mosby’s 43rd, Batt. Va Cav.
13th, 17th, 18th, & 21st. Miss. Inf.
No sound can awake them to glory again
Stoop angels, hither from the skies
There is no holier spot of ground
Than where defeated valor lies
By mourning beauty crowned
Location. 39° 7.307′ N, 77° 33.883′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North King Street ( Touch for map. This marker is in Leesburg's Union Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 N King St, Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Fenton Mercer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fighting for Freedom (approx. ¼ mile away); Glenfiddich House (approx. ¼ mile away); Lee Comes to Leesburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Richard Owings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Methodism in Leesburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stone Church Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Regarding Haud Pluribus Impar. Latin phrase translated as "To no one equal."
1. “White’s 42nd, Batt. Va. Cav.”
“Who ‘White’ is with the ‘42nd Va. Cav.’ is not clear. Col. Elijah V. White commanded the 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry, not the ‘42nd Batt. Va. Cav. (Washington).’ William T. Robins was Lieutenant Colonel of the 42nd Virginia Cavalry. Major, later Lt. Col. Robert White was commander of the 41st Virginia Cavalry.” — Timothy S. Sedore, An Illustrated Guide
— Submitted November 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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