18th Annual Ball's Bluff Battlefield Tour Celebrating the Harvard Regiment
We will be led again by Bill Wilkin, NVRPA-trained volunteer guide, attorney, former Foreign Service officer and reserve officer. Bill is now a history teacher in Loudoun County. $5 Members & their Guests, $15 Non-members.
Join us for our 18th annual tour of the Ball's Bluff Battlefield in Leesburg, Virginia and celebrate the 156th anniversary of the Battle.
See where The Harvard Regiment--the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry--fought its first battle of the Civil War. Stand where future Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ('61) was wounded. Hear the story of a daring escape across the Potomac led by Captain William Francis Bartlett ('62).
We will be led again by Bill Wilkin, NVRPA-trained volunteer guide, attorney, former Foreign Service officer and reserve officer. Bill is now a history teacher at Loudoun County's Stone Bridge High School. For directions to Ball's Bluff, go to the website of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority at www.nvrpa.org. Battlefield Parkway now goes all the way north from Route 7 for those arriving from Tyson's on Route 7 West.
Meet us at the circle at the park entrance before the gravel road begins for what a club member last year called " the best civil war walking tour he had ever taken."
This is a walking tour; wear shoes with socks not sandals.
This is a perfect family excursion and children of all ages are welcome to attend
Please note that at Bill's request, all of the monies collected will be donated to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority which owns the Jackson House.
Use restrooms in Leesburg before you arrive; none at park
$5.00 for Members and their Guests/$15.00 for Nonmembers. Walk-ins must come with a $15. check per person made out to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.