Battle of Ball's Bluff
The Battle of Ball's Bluff is also known as the Battle of Harrison's Island or the Battle of Leesburg, which was fought on October 21, 1861, in Loudon County, Virginia. It was the second largest battle of the Eastern Theater in 1861. In the center of the sketch is Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker who was killed during the battle.
Charles Carleton Coffin Drum-Beat of the Nation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1915)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman