Conrad's Ferry

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“Conrad’s Ferry, Md., above Harrison’s Island, on the Potomac River, the place of passage of Colonel Baker’s Regiment, October 21st, 1861. Conrad’s Ferry is situated on the Maryland side of the Upper Potomac, about five miles above Edward’s Ferry. It was in possession of the Federal troops. It commands a view of Harrison’s Island, the scene of so much disaster at the battle of Ball’s Bluff, and is immediately opposite to Leesburg Heights, the town of Leesburg being about five miles from the Ferry, on the south side of the Potomac.” —Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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