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Ball’s Bluff battlefield, Oct. 2011
With the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff coming up, I wanted to take a minute to plug James Morgan’s fantastic little book about the battle, A Little Short of Boats: The Battles of Balls’ Bluff & Edwards … Continue reading
Second in a series When Union forces tumbled into the Potomac River on the evening of October 21, 1861 following their rout at Ball’s Bluff, the disaster was just beginning. The ripples from that plunge would be felt all the way … Continue reading
Remembering the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, October 21, 1861 Don’t forget about the reenactment this weekend, Along the Potomac, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the battle.
Once bodies started floating down the Potomac past Washington, it was tough for officials in the capital to overlook the battle at Ball’s Bluff. It was bad enough that the Union forces there had been soundly trounced. Of the 1,700 … Continue reading