Posts Tagged ‘Civil War’

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My bike at Balls Bluff Battleground/Prk

With the riding weather in Northern Virginia a day to day thing I was able to get out for a short ride a couple weekends ago.  The temps in the 50’s and no wind I thought I had better take advantage of it.

I pulled the Heritage Classic off the trickle charger and started out for a few errands.  I need to drop off and pick a few things up, all would fit in the bags, plus I need a haircut.  When all that was complete I headed for home when, on an impulse I decided to swing by the Balls Bluff Battlefield.

The battlefield its self is now a regional park with hiking trails and historic markers.  But in 1861 it was the second largest engagement, to that point, in the civil war.  It is also the spot where the only serving US Senator, Edward Dickinson Baker, was killed in battle.

The battlefield/park is just outside of Leesburg, VA.  The last ¼ mile and the parking lot are unpaved but in good condition and well drained.