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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Manassas Gap Railroad, and the Virginia Civil War Trails series lists.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaplane VA 20144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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); John Marshall's Leeds Manor Rural Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rectortown (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Rosenwald School in Rectortown, "12" (approx. 4 miles away); Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby, C.S.A. (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaplane.
Also see . . . Too Few Trains: The Reinforcement of P. G. T. Beauregard at First Manassas(Submitted on October 22, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,882 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2011, by Jonathan Carruthers of Bealeton, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on June 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.