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Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

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Address: Battlefield Parkway, Route 15, Leesburg, VA
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A poignant and sobering reminder of a disastrous Union defeat during the...

A poignant and sobering reminder of a disastrous Union defeat during the Civil War.

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Great hiking

I love hiking at Balls Bluff! There are several marked trails both in the woods and along the river. The longer trails provide enough elevation change to get a great cardio... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an outstanding (however small) battlefield and cemetery to visit / tour. It's always breathtaking to stand on hallowed ground and this small battlefield packs a mighty punch. Great overlook of the Potomac River into Maryland. Great trails and very nice markers / interpretive signage. If you go during the time of year when they give guided tours make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Just moving to VA from MA it's interesting to read about the "Union" and "Confederates" one of the Union from a town we lived in Mass. Bonus a deer walked toward us on the way in and during a trail hike a buck foraged while we watched. My kids where so excited! Worth the visit!

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Thank C S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of several US Civil War sites in the area. Short walk through the woods to the Cemetery. Story of the battle is interesting.

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Thank Bill W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love hiking at Balls Bluff! There are several marked trails both in the woods and along the river. The longer trails provide enough elevation change to get a great cardio workout. We always see hikers with their dogs, and the short walk to the cemetery is about perfect for little kids.

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Thank Susi W
Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

It's been a couple of years since we've been there, but I really enjoyed it, but I really like to hike. Full of history and sights, can't go wrong there!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The cemetery is very small but well maintained. The trails are clearly marked with many information signs explaining the battle of Ball's Bluff. Trails are not difficult and the view of the Potomac is very nice.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Takes a bit of walking to get there but totally worth it. It is so quiet and you feel like you are all by yourself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This cemetery is actually part of Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and I was happy that the cemetery was open unlike the website said it would be on a Saturday. It is a very small cemetery and only one of the people buried there is known by name. It is well maintained, with signs explain about how it came to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, well-kept Civil War cemetery in an inconspicuous subdivision in Loudon County. I was impressed with it but missed the guided tour or the battlefield.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The historical area consists mainly of the cemetery, where about 20 Union soldiers were buried. Historical markers & displays are not extensive, but they're interesting. There are a number of trails, including some on the level (shady or sunny) and some which go down to the Potomac and back. Nice to visit for an hour or two, but not a... More 

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