The Friends of Ball’s Bluff Battlefield are pleased to announce the First Annual Edward Baker Day Dinner:
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:30
Cost: $45 per person
Location: The Woodlands, Algonkian Regional Park, 47001 Fairway Drive,
Sterling, VA 20165
Speaker: Dr. Robert Sutton, Chief Historian of the National Park Service.
Dr. Sutton will speak on the life of Senator and Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker who commanded Union troops at the battle of Ball’s Bluff and on the Civil War in Oregon. Baker was the best friend of President Lincoln and the only sitting U.S. senator ever to die in combat.
Dr. Robert Sutton, NPS Chief Historian since 2008, is a native Oregonian. He has a BA in history from Portland State University and a PhD in history from Washington State University. Dr. Sutton worked for the Oregon Historical Society and Oregon state park system before joining NPS in 1981. Most recently, he served as superintendent of the Manassas National Battlefield.
Social hour begins at 6:00. Dinner served at 6:30. Dr. Sutton’s remarks at 7:15 with Q’s and A’s to follow.
Directions to site: From Route 7 just east of Leesburg in Sterling, Virginia, turn north onto Cascades Parkway. Cross Algonkian Parkway, at which point Cascades Parkway becomes Fairway Drive. Continue almost to the end of Fairway Drive which will bring you directly to The Woodlands.
For Reservations contact Ms. Dale Hook by email at email@example.com or by phone at 703-352-5900. Tickets by reservation only; deadline for purchase is COB, February 21.