Wartime in LeesburgBefore the war, the courthouse square was the location of slave auctions and militia recruiting activities. On October 21, 1861, after the Battle of Ball's Bluff, more than 500 Union prisoners, including Col. Milton Cogswell, 42nd New York Infantry, were brought here, taunted, and marched off to Richmond.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278367 N 4332704|
|Decimal Degrees||39.11533333, -77.56350000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.92', W 77° 33.81'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 55.20" N, 77° 33' 48.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 540, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18 W Market St, Leesburg VA 20176, US|
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