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“Interesting for history buffs”

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant walk in the woods where you can see small, little known Union & Southern cemeteries. Also nice lookout on the Potomac. Be careful to check for deer ticks afterwards--also lots of other bugs, so use repellant.

Thank BexterVirginia
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been going here for fifteen years. My first interest was the beautiful wildflowers in April. Later as the park concentrated more on the Civil War battle, I learned from the weekend docents. A very peaceful, scenic place now.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We enjoyed finding nice trails where we walked with our dogs and read about various Civil War skirmishes also, all within a few minute drive from where we were staying in Leesburg.,

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

It may seem strange that a large Civil War battlefield sits smack in the middle of one of the fastest growing counties in the country. But Loudoun County, Virginia is filled with history related to this war, and one can see it very well at Balls Bluff Battlefield. The small cemetery containing markers of mostly unknown soldiers who died in the war sits serenely near the entrance of the park. It's been said by the locals that ghostly appearances of civil war soldiers can sometimes be seen. Given that many soldiers died terrible deaths here, it's no wonder. One must be very careful while going through the park, as there are steep drop offs throughout it -- the steepest of which is along the Potomac River which courses through the park. Visitors should get a map of the park and learn where the river is and be mindful of the steep drop off. Be especially mindful of kids through this area. In spite of the thousands of houses that have sprung up in this old and historical county, Loudoun still holds many fascinating tales from days of yore, and Balls Bluff battleground figures prominently in many of those stories. If you yearn to learn more about this chaotic time in our nation's history, it would be worth your while to include Balls Bluff into your itinerary.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Battle of Ball's Bluff doesn't show up in a lot of history books, but it was still an important engagement. The area is much better than it was only a few years ago. A lot of time, attention and money has been put into maintaining this park. Too bad for the need for more houses into the area. It's a must see for Civil War buffs.

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