Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery, Leesburg

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Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a battlefield area and a United States National Cemetery, located 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Leesburg, Virginia. The cemetery is the third smallest national cemetery in the United States. Fifty-four Union Army dead from the Battle of Ball's Bluff are interred in 25 graves in the half-acre plot; the identity of all of the interred except for one, James Allen of the 15th Massachusetts, are unknown. Monuments to fallen Confederate Sergeant Clinton Hatcher and Union brigade commander Edward Dickinson Baker are located next to the cemetery, though neither is buried there. While the stone wall-enclosed cemetery itself is managed through the Culpeper National Cemetery and owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the balance of the 223-acre (0.90 km2) park is managed through the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

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  • The battle where the only US Senator died in the Civil War. The cemetery has 54 soldiers buried here but only 26 markers ( 25 unkown). The battle remembered for a faulty intelligence report. There...  more »
  • What associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US was wounded and what US Senator died on the Ball’s Bluff Battlefield? We were in the Leesburg, VA area and decided to explore the battlefield...  more »
  • Quiet, safe, clean nice to take a walk here
  • I found this to be a very peaceful and interesting historic graveyard. It is quite small, but there are a few plaques around to provide information. The setting is pleasant, and there are some good light hiking trails around that allow you to explore the setting of the civil war battle that took place here.

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