Author James Morgan and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff

Prelude to a series

I had the opportunity over the weekend to spend some time at the Ball’s Bluff battlefield with author James Morgan, whose excellent book Little Short of Boats provides the first clear study of the battle. Jim clears up a lot of historical misinterpretations about the battle and places Ball’s Bluff in appropriate context within the war.

As the October 21 anniversary of the battle approaches, I’ll share with you some of my conversations with Jim and take you out onto the battlefield with us. Look, too, for details about his book.

In the meantime, for more information about Ball’s Bluff, check out my earlier post. Also, you might be interested in learning more about the upcoming commemoration events here.



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