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Little Short of Boats: The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edward's Ferry, October 21-22, 1861

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Little Short of Boats: The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edward's Ferry, October 21-22, 1861 - Morgan (III), James
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To the victorious Confederates, it was the Battle of Leesburg. The badly beaten Federals named it for the imposing fortress-like rocky precipice on the northern side of the Potomac near Washington DC - Ball's Bluff. Fought three months to the day after First Manassas (Bull Run) and another in a long line of Federal defeats during the first year of the war - the battle was, as author James Morgan puts it, "a reconnaissance mission gone bad." Federal commander Gen. Charles P. Stone had planned a raid on a suspected Rebel camp ...

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Little Short of Boats: The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edward's Ferry, October 21-22, 1861 2004, Ironclad Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780967377049

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