Ball's Bluff Masked Battery

Ball's Bluff Masked Battery (HMAO)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.837', W 77° 31.643'

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Nearby is the likely site of the Confederate "masked battery" (concealed artillery) that was an object of Federal concern early in the Civil War. On 21 Oct. 1861, elements of the 13th Mississippi infantry near there engaged 35 horsemen of the 3rd New York Cavalry sent to draw attention from the Union force upriver at Ball's Bluff and to reconnoiter Confederate positions in the direction of Leesburg. After a brief firefight, the New Yorkers withdrew to Edward's Ferry. The Confederate victor at the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Col. Nathan G. "Shanks" Evans, was later promoted to brigadier general while the Union commander, Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone, was imprisoned at the scapegoat for the Federal Defeat.
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HM NumberHMAO
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Marker NumberT 51
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281486 N 4332463
Decimal Degrees39.11395000, -77.52738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.837', W 77° 31.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 50.22" N, 77° 31' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42626-42684 State Rte 773, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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