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The American Civil War

Leesburg, Virginia

The Civil War in Leesburg
A strategic point for troop movements, Leesburg played an important part in the war. At the 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff, The Confederate troops pushed the Yankees back across the Potomac River. Many homes on King Street acted as hospitals. One of the wounded was later to be a famous stateman, Oliver Wendell Holmes. The 1861 battle claimed the life of Col. Edward Baker, a close friend of President Lincoln, and spawned a congressional committee to investigate the conduct of the war. The battlefield is marked by one of America's smallest national cemeteries.

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Leesburg Studies its Forts - an article about Leesburg during the Civil War
The Battle of Ball's Bluff


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This page was created 16 July 2004 & was updated on 29 June 2012 at 9:30 pm


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