Delaplane in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
By Train to Manassas
—First Manassas Campaign —
Sunday morning. July 21, Jackson’s troops marched from Manassas Junction to Henry House Hill to participate in the first major battle of the Civil War. There Jackson would earn the immortal title “Stonewall.”
That same day the final brigade to leave this station was delayed en route when the train collided with an unspecified obstruction. Suspecting sabotage by railroad officials, the Confederates held a military trial, found the conductor guilty of bribery and intentionally wrecking the train, and executed him on the spot.
Marker series. Manassas Gap Railroad, and the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 54.89′ N, 77° 55.263′ W. Marker is in Delaplane, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaplane Grade Road and Winchester Road (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east on Delaplane Grade Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaplane VA 20144, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaplane (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of 2d Lt. James “Big Yankee” Ames (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oak Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Rectortown (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby, C.S.A. (approx. 4 miles away); Lee’s Bivouac, Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4 miles away); The Hollow (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delaplane.
Also see . . . Too Few Trains: The Reinforcement of P. G. T. Beauregard at First Manassas. By Charles T. Harrell. (Submitted on October 22, 2006.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
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