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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Ballís Bluff

 
 
Battle of Ballís Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 30, 2007
1. Battle of Ballís Bluff Marker
Inscription. One mile east occurred the Battle of Ballís Bluff, October 21, 1861. A Union force, which had crossed the river at this point, was driven back over it by the Confederates.
 
Erected 1928 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-1.)
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 7.584′ N, 77° 32.604′ W. Marker was in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker was at the intersection of James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) and Battlefield Parkway, on the right when traveling south on James Monroe Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Battle of Ball's Bluff (here, next to this marker); A Divided America, A Divided Loudoun County (approx. ĺ mile away); Aftermath of Ballís Bluff (approx. ĺ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Balls Bluff (approx. ĺ mile away); Additional Area Civil War Sites (approx. ĺ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one also named
Battle of Ballís Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 30, 2007
2. Battle of Ballís Bluff Marker
Battle of Ball's Bluff (see nearby markers).
 
Regarding Battle of Ballís Bluff. 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.

This marker was damaged in the fall of 2014. Plans are to replace it with a new marker with different text.
 
Also see . . .
1. “The Battle of Ballís Bluff . . . was the result of a mistake.”. (Submitted on May 2, 2007.)
2. Official Union and Confederate Reports. (Submitted on May 2, 2007.)
3. Battle of Ballís Bluff Chronology. (Submitted on May 2, 2007.)
4. 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.) 

5. Volunteers Work to Replace marker. Efforts to replace the marker. (Submitted on January 29, 2015, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

6. Fundraising Successful To Replace Ballís Bluff Historical Marker. Friends of Ballís Bluff Battlefield Chairman Jim Morgan last week was able to write one of the quicker “thank you” letters heís ever written—because of the generosity donors to his appeal to raise $1,630 to replace a road stolen sign commemorating the 1862 Battle of Ballís Bluff. (Submitted on February 17, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,324 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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