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Debacle at Balls Bluff: The Battle that Changed the War

Debacle at Balls Bluff: The Battle that Changed the War

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On October 21, 1861, Union and Confederate forces fought a bloody battle outside of Leesburg Virginia. The Union defeat that resulted sent shock-waves throughout the country. Corpses floated down the Potomac River as far as Washington, D.C., the Union commander was imprisoned, and the powerful Committee on the Conduct of the War was created. Join Historian Christopher Gwinn for a look at this momentous and controversial battle,

Gettysburg National Military Park

Debacle at Balls Bluff: The Battle that Changed the War