The Battle of Ball's Bluff

Historian Susannah Ural talked about the legacy of the Union’s loss at the October 1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff near Leesburg,… read more

Historian Susannah Ural talked about the legacy of the Union’s loss at the October 1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff near Leesburg, Virginia. Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker, the only sitting U.S. senator to be killed in battle, died at Ball’s Bluff, and the battle led to the creation of the congressional Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Professor Ural showed some slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Rafuse contributed from the audience.

“The Battle of Ball’s Bluff and the Committee on the Conduct of the War” was a program of the 29th annual summer conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, “Mobilizing for War and the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run.” close

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  • Grim, Tina M. Program Manager Gettysburg College->Civil War Institute
  • Rafuse, Ethan S. Professor U.S. Army Command and General Staff College->Department of Military History
  • Ural, Susannah J. Associate Professor University of Southern Mississippi->History Department
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Category:
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Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jul 23, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 3, 2012

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