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Ball's Bluff

Harrison's Island, Leesburg

October 21, 1861

Loudoun County, Virginia

Nestled along the Potomac River in scenic Loudoun County, the Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park is an important stop for historians, hikers, and Civil War enthusiasts. Recently restored by the NVRPA, a variety of hiking trails and interpretive tours make visiting Ball's Bluff a can't-miss experience.

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Ball's Bluff

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This small battle, fought along bluffs overlooking the Potomac River, had dramatic ramifications for the Union war effort.

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