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Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park - Leesburg, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 07.824 W 077° 31.844
18S E 281247 N 4334297
Quick Description: Park encompassing Civil War battlefield and national cemetery north of Leesburg, Virginia
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2013 8:55:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMJGF0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The park encompasses and preserves the site Battle of Ball's Bluff, the first Civil War battle in Loudoun County. There are trails around the battlefield with interpretive signs to explain the events and background of the October 21, 1861 battle.

Also within the park is the Ball’s Bluff National Cemetery. A small half-acre cemetery acquired through donation in 1865. The cemetery has the graves of 54 Union soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Ball's Bluff, 53 unknowns and only known interment is James Allen of Co. H, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.

The battlefield and cemetery were declared a National Historic Landmark on April 27, 1984.
Type of site: Battlefield

Address:
Balls Bluff Road
Leesburg, Virginia


Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
From Route 7 west toward Leesburg, take the Route 15 bypass north. Turn right on Battlefield Parkway. Take the first left onto Ball's Bluff Road. The park is located at the end of the road.


Phone Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photo of a Civil War related item or scene and post one Civil War Discovery you learned while visiting the waymark. The photo should have the coordinates of where it was taken if significantly different from the waymark's coordinates.
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