Civil War, Day by Day
The Union suffered an agonizing defeat at Ball’s Bluff, a 100-foot high embankment in Leesburg, Virginia, on October 21, 1861. This humiliating encounter provoked an angry search for a scapegoat by radical Republican politicians, and resulted in the end of Union General Charles Stone’s prestigious military career.
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