Cemetery 760
Rob Shenk
Civil War
Partner Event

Retreat Ceremony at Ball’s Bluff Cemetery

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Partner Event
May 27, 2019
Ball's Bluff Battlefield
Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery Battlefield Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176

The Friends of Ball's Bluff would like to invite everyone to attend a Retreat Ceremony at the Ball's Bluff Cemetery at 5 PM on Monday, 27 May 2019 to honor those soldiers who fell during this battle. This event is scheduled to last about 30 minutes and will include a reading of the casualty rolls, an excerpt of the 1884 Memorial Day speech of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, the bugle sounding of retreat, and the lowering of the flag in the cemetery. This is one of the few times in over 150 years that the names of the fallen have been mentioned together on this Battlefield, so please join us at the cemetery.