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BALL'S BLUFF PARK
INTERPRETIVE SIGN









   

17TH MISSISSIPPI INFANTRY


The 17th Mississippi Infantry was the last
regiment engaged at Ball's Bluff. With a
final charge against the Union position,
the Confederate victory was complete.

Private Robert A. Moore of the 17th wrote:
"The firing was very heavy early in the
evening...orders came for us about four-thirty
[p.m.] to double quick up to the field of
battle...we made a charge through the woods
as soon as we got to the battlefield...orders
were given by Colonel Featherston to drive
the enemy into the river or into eternity...the
cannon was taken and the enemy driven back
under the bluff and when we arrived at the
brink of the bluff and fired down on them,
they cried out that they would surrender."
Source and Photograph: A Life for the Confederacy,
edited by James W. Silver, 1991. Broadfoot Publishing Co.


Ball's Bluff Regional Park/Northern Virginia Regional
Park Authority
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