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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fauquier County, Virginia

Clickable Map of Fauquier County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Fauquier County, VA (119) Clarke County, VA (75) Culpeper County, VA (163) Loudoun County, VA (343) Prince William County, VA (658) Rappahannock County, VA (74) Stafford County, VA (208) Warren County, VA (45)  FauquierCounty(119) Fauquier County (119)  ClarkeCounty(75) Clarke County (75)  CulpeperCounty(163) Culpeper County (163)  LoudounCounty(343) Loudoun County (343)  PrinceWilliamCounty(658) Prince William County (658)  RappahannockCounty(74) Rappahannock County (74)  StaffordCounty(208) Stafford County (208)  WarrenCounty(45) Warren County (45)
Warrenton is the county seat for Fauquier County
Adjacent to Fauquier County, Virginia
      Clarke County (75)  
      Culpeper County (163)  
      Loudoun County (343)  
      Prince William County (658)  
      Rappahannock County (74)  
      Stafford County (208)  
      Warren County (45)  
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1 Virginia, Fauquier County, Atoka — B-25 — Mosby’s Rangers
Here at Atoka (Rector’s Crossroads) on June 10, 1863, Company “A”, 43rd Battalion of Partisan Rangers, known as “Mosby’s Rangers”, was formally organized. James William Foster was elected Captain; Thomas Turner, First . . . Map (db m1467) HM
2 Virginia, Fauquier County, Atoka — Rector HouseMosby Heritage Area Reported permanently removed
Here at Rector's Crossroads on June 10, 1863 Major John S. Mosby officially established Company A, 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers. It was here on June 23, 1863 that General J.E.B. Stuart set up headquarters and received . . . Map (db m2786) HM
3 Virginia, Fauquier County, Atoka — Rector House
Built c. 1801 by the Nichols-Hatcher family, Quakers who operated a mill on nearby Cromwell's Run. The Rector House is named for the Civil War-era owners, Caleb and Mary Ann Hatcher Rector. Here at Rector's Crossroads on June 10, 1863 Major John S. . . . Map (db m151316) HM
4 Virginia, Fauquier County, Atoka — Rector’s CrossroadsThey Did Their Job — Gettysburg Campaign —
(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . Map (db m171931) HM
5 Virginia, Fauquier County, Atoka — B-34 — Welbourne
One mile northwest stands Welbourne (ca. 1770), which has housed members of the same family since the 1830s. It is a significant example of a late-18th-century stone farmhouse that evolved into an imposing mansion. Welbourne was the home of Col. . . . Map (db m1470) HM
6 Virginia, Fauquier County, Auburn — CL-9 — Battle of Coffee Hill(Second Battle of Auburn)
During the early morning of 14 Oct. 1863, just northwest of here, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and two cavalry brigades, cut off from the Army of Northern Virginia by Federal infantry, attacked Union Brig. Gen. John C. Caldwell’s forces as they brewed . . . Map (db m2437) HM
7 Virginia, Fauquier County, Auburn — G-21 — Grapewood Farm Engagement
Pursued by Union detachments after raiding a train north of Catlett Station on 30 May 1863, Confederate Col. John S. Mosby and 50 of his Rangers (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry) made a stand on a hill just to the north. The Rangers used a howitzer . . . Map (db m4563) HM
8 Virginia, Fauquier County, Auburn — Neavil’s Mill
This Eighteenth Century Mill was operated by George Neavil. It was still in use in 1932, and was restored in 1962 by the Warrenton Antiquarian Society as a memorial to the early settlers of Fauquier County.Map (db m117021) HM
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9 Virginia, Fauquier County, Auburn — 7-BX — Neavil's Ordinary Reported missing
Near here stood George Neavil's Ordinary, built at an early date and existing as late as 1792. George Washington and George William Fairfax on their way to the Shenandoah Valley stopped here in 1748.Map (db m216281) HM
10 Virginia, Fauquier County, Auburn — BX-7 — Neavil's Ordinary
George Neavil, a planter and land speculator, acquired land in this area in 1731 and for decades operated Neavil's Ordinary, which provided lodging and refreshment to travelers in Virginia's backcountry. The ordinary was well situated near major . . . Map (db m216338) HM
11 Virginia, Fauquier County, Auburn — Second Battle of AuburnStuart and Coffee Hill
In October 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia pushed Union Gen. George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac back toward the fortifications around Centreville. Meade’s army marched along several roads, one of which brought . . . Map (db m233658) HM
12 Virginia, Fauquier County, Auburn — CL-8 — Stuart's Bivouac
Reconnoitering on 13 Oct. 1863, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart found himself and two cavalry brigades cut off from the Army of Northern Virginia by the Union II Corps. The Confederates concealed themselves all night just north of here in a ravine only half . . . Map (db m117018) HM
13 Virginia, Fauquier County, Bristersburg — BX-2 — Brent Town
In 1687, King James II granted 30,000 acres of land here as a sanctuary for Roman Catholics to George Brent, of Stafford County, and London residents Robert Bristow, Richard Foote, and Nicholas Hayward. Brent established a fortified outpost the next . . . Map (db m2734) HM
14 Virginia, Fauquier County, Broad Run — FA-1 — Campaign of Second Manassas
Lee and Longstreet, moving eastward to join Jackson at Manassas, found this gap held by a Union force, August 28, 1862. They forced the gap, after some fighting, and moved on toward Manassas, August 29, 1862.Map (db m607) HM
15 Virginia, Fauquier County, Broad Run — Heflin's Store5374 Trapp Branch Road
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m151314) HM
16 Virginia, Fauquier County, Broad Run — Thoroughfare GapA “Dark, Gloomy Cleft” — Mosby’s Confederacy and Second Manassas Campaign — Reported permanently removed
The gap to your left between Biscuit Mountain (the northern promontory of Pond Mountain) on the south and Mother Leathercoat Mountain on the north, described as “that dark, gloomy cleft” in an 1862 issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated . . . Map (db m167749) HM
17 Virginia, Fauquier County, Broad Run — Thoroughfare GapA "Dark, Gloomy Cleft" — Mosby's Confederacy and Second Manassas Campaign —
In 1862, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper described the gap to your left as "that dark, gloomy cleft." Situated between Biscuit Mountain on the south and Mother Leathercoat Mountain to the north, the gap was the site of several Civil . . . Map (db m172328) HM
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18 Virginia, Fauquier County, Broad Run — C-50 — Thoroughfare Gap
Just west is Thoroughfare Gap where Union and Confederate armies clashed during the Civil War. In July 1861, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston marched eastward through the gap to join Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard in the First Battle of Manassas. Maj. Gen. . . . Map (db m167410) HM
19 Virginia, Fauquier County, Catlett — Catlett’s StationStuart’s Revenge
Second Manassas Campaign August 22, 1862, was a day of surprises in Fauquier County, most of which were provided by Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his 1,500 cavalrymen. Their target was the lightly guarded Union supply depot here at . . . Map (db m2750) HM
20 Virginia, Fauquier County, Catlett — Dalton Reservoir
Dedicated to the memory of Melvin Dalton Master Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps May 1, 1915 - June 22, 1949 The original Vice Chairman of the Stream Committee of the Marine Corps Schools Rod & Gun Club He was . . . Map (db m7792) HM
21 Virginia, Fauquier County, Catlett — Z-170 — Fauquier County / Prince William County
Fauquier County. Fauquier County was named for Francis Fauquier, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1758-1768. It was formed in 1759 from Prince William County. The county seat is Warrenton. United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John . . . Map (db m2210) HM
22 Virginia, Fauquier County, Catlett — B-35 — Mosby’s Raid at Catlett’s Station
To halt the flow of supplies to Union forces on the Orange & Alexandria R.R., Maj. John S. Mosby, C.S.A., destroyed a train near here on 30 May 1863. Removing a rail to stop the train, Mosby’s Rangers disabled the engine with a recently acquired . . . Map (db m2246) HM
23 Virginia, Fauquier County, Catlett — FF 17 — St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
St. Stephen's Church was organized in 1842 to serve residents of this area who previously had to travel from St. James' Church in Warrenton. Located between the strategically important Warrenton Turnpike and the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. St. . . . Map (db m233342) HM
24 Virginia, Fauquier County, Catlett — B-36 — Stuart and Mosby
Here on the evening of August 22, 1862, General J. E. B. Stuart raided General Pope’s headquarters. Unable to burn the railroad bridge because of a heavy thunderstorm, Stuart withdrew his troops as well as 300 Federal prisoners and Pope’s dispatch . . . Map (db m2244) HM
25 Virginia, Fauquier County, Delaplane — B-40 — Death of 2d Lt. James “Big Yankee” Ames Reported missing
Sergeant James F. Ames of the 5th New York Cavalry deserted the Union army in Feb. 1863 and joined Lt. Col. John S. Mosby’s Partisan Rangers (later 43d Cavalry Battalion). Nicknamed “Big Yankee” Ames rose to the rank of 2d lieutenant. On the night . . . Map (db m230932) HM
26 Virginia, Fauquier County, Delaplane — B-21 — Delaplane(Formerly Piedmont Station)
On July 19, 1861 Stonewall Jackson’s brigade of General Joseph E. Johnston’s corps marched to this station from Winchester. They crowded into freight and cattle cars and travelled to the 1st Battle of Manassas. The use of a railroad to carry more . . . Map (db m642) HM
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27 Virginia, Fauquier County, Delaplane — Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchPiedmont Parish
Some time before 1858, the Methodists and Episcopalians of the Community of Oak Hill, who had shared a church at Cool Spring since 1816, decided to build separate churches. Piedmont Parish raised $1,000; John Thomas Smith and his wife Margaret Lewis . . . Map (db m11492) HM
28 Virginia, Fauquier County, Delaplane — FF-13 — John Marshall's Leeds Manor Rural Historic District
This historic district encompasses about 22,200 acres of the Northern Neck Proprietary, a vast region granted by the exiled King Charles II to seven supporters in 1649 and later inherited by Thomas, 6th Lord Fairfax. The Manor of Leeds, an area of . . . Map (db m145187) HM
29 Virginia, Fauquier County, Delaplane — Piedmont StationBy Train to Manassas — First Manassas Campaign —
Here at Piedmont Station (now Delaplane) trains were used for the first time in history to move troops to impending battle. On July 19, 1861 the fields surrounding this stop on the Manassas Gap Railroad—which appeared then almost exactly . . . Map (db m41648) HM
30 Virginia, Fauquier County, Elk Run — B-39 — Elk Run Anglican Church Site
Settlers began moving into this region of Fauquier County in the early 1700s. By the 1740s, a wooden church structure served Anglican communicants in Elk Run. It provided pastoral care as well as secular administration for this active frontier . . . Map (db m2736) HM
31 Virginia, Fauquier County, Elk Run — Elk Run Village
Settlers began to arrive in Elk Run during the early 1700s, and when Hamilton Parish was established in 1730, there were several hundred persons living in this frontier village. A wooden Chapel existed at this site by 1740, when Prince William . . . Map (db m2738) HM
32 Virginia, Fauquier County, Goldvein — Assay OfficeThe Gold Mining Process
After the gold was loosened from the ore, you would have taken a sample into the assay office. Inside, an assay would use various methods to determine its purity and value. As an assayer, your work would have been among . . . Map (db m196690) HM
33 Virginia, Fauquier County, Goldvein — F-18 — Goldvein
Thomas Jefferson stated in Notes on the State of Virginia (1782) that he found gold bearing rock weighing approximately four pounds near this site. Among the 19 gold mines that have been in operation since then in the area, the Franklin and the . . . Map (db m2730) HM
34 Virginia, Fauquier County, Goldvein — Hornet BallsThe Gold Mining Process
These hollow spheres were called bornet balls. Chances are, they crushed chunks of ore into pebbles. But be exact way Fauquier County's gold miners used them remains a bit of a mystery. The most likely use of the hornet . . . Map (db m196732) HM
35 Virginia, Fauquier County, Goldvein — Mess HallThe Gold Mining Museum
Many of the Old Dominion’s gold mines had mess balls that provided good, filling meals. After dinner, you could have stayed in the mess hall for a bit and relaxed with your fellow miners. Cooks in the mining camps would . . . Map (db m196696) HM
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36 Virginia, Fauquier County, Goldvein — Monroe Park
In honor of H.P. ‘Pat’ & Thelma Monroe The original dreamers who generously donated the land for Monroe Park S.W. Rodgers Co., Inc. The community minded people who moved the earth to form Monroe Park Ruppert Landscape Co. . . . Map (db m2258) HM
37 Virginia, Fauquier County, Goldvein — Welcome to the Gold Mining Camp MuseumThe Official Gold Mining Interpretive Center for the Commonwealth of Virginia — The Gold Mining Museum —
Here at Monroe Park, you can see how many of Virginia's Depression Era gold mines operated and how miners lived. This camp is re-created based on actual 1930s mining camp layouts, so it was not an actual gold mine. Here you will see buildings where . . . Map (db m196777) HM
38 Virginia, Fauquier County, Hume — FF 15 — The Episcopal Church of Leeds Parish
Leeds Parish was formed in 1769 largely within the Manor of Leeds, and estate that Thomas, 6th Lord Fairfax, carved out of his Northern Neck Proprietary and named for his birthplace, Leeds Castle in England. The parish's first rector was the Rev. . . . Map (db m233347) HM
39 Virginia, Fauquier County, Markham — FF-10 — Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby, C.S.A.
Turner Ashby, Stonewall Jackson’s cavalry commander during the brilliant 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, was born on 23 Oct. 1828 just north at Rose Bank. From 1853 to 1858, Ashby operated a mercantile business in a large frame building just to the . . . Map (db m1399) HM
40 Virginia, Fauquier County, Markham — In Memory of Officers of the C.S.A.Leeds Episcopal Church
In Memory of Officers of the C.S.A. who were associated with this parish Gen. Turner Ashby Col. Robt. M. Stribling Col. Jas. Keith Marshall Maj. John Ambler Capt. Richard Ashby Capt. Wm. C. Marshall Capt. J.C. Little Lt. Jas. M. Marshall Lt. Gray . . . Map (db m25726) HM
41 Virginia, Fauquier County, Markham — FF-4 — Lee’s Bivouac, Gettysburg Campaign
Gen. Robert E. Lee established his headquarters here on the evening of 17 June 1863 as the Army of Northern Virginia marched north. Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, who had replaced Stonewall Jackson as corps commander after Jackson’s death on 10 May, had . . . Map (db m1400) HM
42 Virginia, Fauquier County, Markham — FF-12 — The Hollow
In 1765, John Marshall, then nine, moved with his family from his birthplace 30 miles southeast to a small, newly constructed frame house one-quarter mile east known as The Hollow. The house built by his father, Thomas Marshall, was his home until . . . Map (db m23940) HM
43 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — FF-6 — Birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O’Bannon, USMC Reported missing
Just north stood the home of William and Ann (Neville) O’Bannon, where their son, Lt. Presley Neville O’Bannon, was born about 1776. O’Bannon, a Marine, was the first American to command U.S. forces on foreign soil and the first to raise the . . . Map (db m1359) HM
44 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — FB-4 — Campaign of Second Manassas
Near here Stonewall Jackson, after a march of twenty-six miles on his way to Bristoe Station, halted for a few hours to rest his men, August 25-26, 1862Map (db m1358) HM
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45 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — Confederate Memorial
In memory of our Confederate Dead.Map (db m151315) WM
46 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — FF-5 — Lee’s Narrow Escape
(Six miles southwest of this location), on the morning of 27 Aug. 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee rested at the head of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet’s corps as it marched toward Thoroughfare Gap to join Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s . . . Map (db m167455) HM
47 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — FF-8 — McClellan Relieved From Command
At Rectortown, four miles North, General George B. McClellan received the order relieving him from command of the Army of the Potomac, November 7, 1862. As Burnside, his successor was present, McClellan immediately turned over the command to him.Map (db m91288) HM
48 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — FF-7 — Mosby’s Rangers Disband
Unable to extend a truce with the Union army, Col. John S. Mosby assembled his command, the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, in a field just west of here on 21 Apr. 1865. As Mosby sat astride his horse, his final order was read aloud. It stated in . . . Map (db m1174) HM
49 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — Mosby’s Rangers Disband Site
Here, April 21, 1865, Col. John S. Mosby disbanded his gallant partisan rangers—the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry.Map (db m1325) HM
50 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — FF-11 — Number 18 School
After the Civil War, the constitution of 1869 established a statewide system of free public schools in Virginia. Several new schools in Fauquier were identified by an assigned number. Number 18 was built on land donated by Samuel F. Shackleford. . . . Map (db m20645) HM
51 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — FB-2 — Oak HillJohn Marshall’s Home
Thomas Marshall, the father of future Chief Justice John Marshall, built Oak Hill about 1773 and relocated his family there from The Hollow, their former home nearby. John Marshall resided at Oak Hill for two years until he entered the Continental . . . Map (db m1362) HM
52 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — SalemLee’s Narrow Escape — Mosby's Confederacy, First and Second Manassas Campaign —
The Village of Salem (renamed Marshall in 1882) was in the heartland of Col. John Singleton Mosby’s Confederacy. His 43rd Battalion of Partisan Rangers was summoned by the grapevine when needed and executed successful raids, often under the cover . . . Map (db m1183) HM
53 Virginia, Fauquier County, Marshall — The Rosenwald School in Rectortown, "No. 12"
In 1912, Booker T. Washington, head of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, asked Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish Philanthropist and President of Sears, Roebuck & Company, to serve on the Board of Directors at Tuskegee. Their unique partnership led . . . Map (db m160918) HM
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54 Virginia, Fauquier County, Midland — CL-7 — German Town
About 1719, five years after they immigrated to Germanna in present-day Orange Co., twelve German families moved here as lot owners of 1,805 acres on Licking Run claimed a year earlier by their trustees, John Fishback, John Hoffman, and Jacob . . . Map (db m1754) HM
55 Virginia, Fauquier County, Midland — John Marshall’s Birthplace
Near this spot on September 4, 1755 was born John Marshall, Fourth Chief Justice of the United States. This marker erected by Marshall Inn of the Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, 1928. A marker erected by Marshall Chapter of Phi Delta Phi . . . Map (db m2207) HM
56 Virginia, Fauquier County, Midland — CL-3 — John Marshall’s Birthplace
About one half mile southeast, just across the railroad, a stone marks the site of the birthplace, September 24, 1755. He died at Philadelphia, July 6, 1835. Revolutionary officer, Congressman, Secretary of State, he is immortal as Chief Justice of . . . Map (db m1779) HM
57 Virginia, Fauquier County, Midland — John Marshall’s Birthplace Park
JOHN MARSHALL, Chief Justice of the United States, and principal founder of judicial review and of the American system of constitutional law was born in a log cabin just east of here on September 24, 1755. At that time, . . . Map (db m2208) HM
58 Virginia, Fauquier County, Orlean — CB-1 — Campaign of Second Manassas
Here Lee and Longstreet, on their way to join Jackson, then at Bristoe Station, camped on August 26, 1862.Map (db m23945) HM
59 Virginia, Fauquier County, Paris — B-20 — Jackson’s Bivouac
After a day’s march from Winchester on 19-20 July 1861, Brig. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson halted his lead brigade of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Valley army near here. At 2:00 A.M. his 2,500 men sank down to rest. When told that no . . . Map (db m1401) HM
60 Virginia, Fauquier County, Paris — Mount Bleak FarmThe Settles Anticipate War
Mosby's Confederacy and First Manassas Campaign In the early morning hours of July 19, 1861, thousands of campfire lights burned in the camp of Col. Thomas J. Jackson's brigade which occupied the fields surrounding nearby Paris. Many thoughts . . . Map (db m4976) HM
61 Virginia, Fauquier County, Rectortown — RectortownMcClellan’s Demise, Mosby’s Raffle — Mosby's Confederacy —
On November 5, 1862, several weeks after a tainted victory at Antietam, the Army of the Potomac's Commander-in-Chief Gen. George Brinton McClellan established his headquarters here. That same day President Abraham Lincoln wrote the orders relieving . . . Map (db m1173) HM
62 Virginia, Fauquier County, Remington — "Chestnut Lawn"(3.6 Mi. S.E. of Remington, Va.)
So named for a grove of some of the largest chestnut trees in America, formerly located in these fields and around the house. They were killed by the blight of 1910 - 1930. This land was originally patented with adjoining lands, by one Allen in the . . . Map (db m12901) HM
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63 Virginia, Fauquier County, Remington — Kelly’s FordCavalry and Coffee
Pickets of the opposing armies frequently exchanged gunfire over the Rappahannock River and occasionally swapped Yankee coffee for Rebel tobacco. On St. Patrick’s Day, 1863, they did both here at Kelly’s Ford, about 100 yards downstream from the . . . Map (db m108466) HM
64 Virginia, Fauquier County, Remington — Rappahannock StationA Rare Night Attack on the River — Mosby’s Confederacy — Reported damaged
The hamlet of Mill View, present-day Remington, became known as Rappahannock Station to the Civil War armies which campaigned in this area. Here the vital Orange & Alexandria railroad (to your left) crossed the Rappahannock River just behind the . . . Map (db m2525) HM
65 Virginia, Fauquier County, Remington — The Battle of Brandy StationThe Crossing at Kelly's Ford
Civil War cavalry battles could be huge, shifting, sprawling engagements, spread across miles of countryside. For instance, the Battle of Brandy Station, named for a railroad town eight miles away, began at historic Kelly’s Ford in front of you. . . . Map (db m203004) HM
66 Virginia, Fauquier County, Remington — The Battle of Kelly's Ford
Near this spot, at dawn on March 17, 1863, Brig. Gen. William W. Averill and his 2,100-man division closed on Kelly's Ford. Included in Averill's column was 22 year-old Sgt. Truman Reeves of Orwell, Ohio. Alerted to the Federals' approach, 130 . . . Map (db m108465) HM
67 Virginia, Fauquier County, The Plains — F-9 — Campaign of Second Manassas
Here Jackson, on his march around Pope to Bristoe Station, turned to the Southeast, August 26, 1862. Map (db m1250) HM
68 Virginia, Fauquier County, The Plains — The PlainsThe Death of a “Jessie Scout” — Mosby’s Confederacy, First Manassas Campaign, Second Manassas Campaign —
The Plains, situated on the Manassas Gap Railroad between Piedmont Station and Manassas Junction, was frequently traversed by troops from both sides. Throughout the war, local resident Edward (Ned) Carter Turner kept a detailed diary. . . . Map (db m156110) HM
69 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — Battle of UnisonFoiling the Trap
(Preface): After the Battle of Antietam in September 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia escaped to Virginia. President Abraham Lincoln repeatedly urged Union Gen. George B. McClellan to pursue and attack. Following a plan . . . Map (db m42491) HM
70 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — Battle of Upperville“Thus Passes a Sunday in War” — Gettysburg Campaign —
After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . Map (db m3754) HM
71 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — Battle of UppervilleA Swirling Cavalry Fight — Gettysburg Campaign —
(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia went into the Shenandoah Valley, then north through Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . Map (db m41655) HM
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72 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — Lee Moves North AgainScreening Lee's Infantry — Gettysburg Campaign —
After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . Map (db m3753) HM
73 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — B 43 — Mary Elizabeth Conover Mellon(1904-1946)
Mary E. Conover Mellon lived nearby with her second husband, the philanthropist Paul Mellon. Interested in the humanities and deeply influenced by the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, she was instrumental in establishing the Bollingen Series of . . . Map (db m208635) HM
74 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — B 41 — Paul Mellon(1907-1999)
Paul Mellon, one of the foremost American philanthropists of the 20th century, lived nearby. An heir to the vast banking and industrial fortune left by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, he supported universities, civic improvement projects, conservation . . . Map (db m208636) HM
75 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — B 42 — Rokeby Stables
Paul Mellon established Rokeby Stables near here on property purchased in 1931 by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, financier and U.S. secretary of the treasury. Paul Mellon bred and raised champion racehorses, including American Way, Grand National . . . Map (db m236584) HM
76 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — The Armistead House
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77 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — The Gibson House
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78 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — The Smith House
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79 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — The Upperville Library
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80 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — This Stone[Trinity Episcopal Church]
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81 Virginia, Fauquier County, Upperville — UppervilleDrama at Vineyard Hill — Gettysburg Campaign —
This site, known during the war as Vineyard Hill, commands a clear view of the road, stone walls, and fields in front of you where 10,000 cavalry and infantry clashed in the Battle of Upperville on June 21, 1863. It was the fifth day of attack and . . . Map (db m1550) HM
82 Virginia, Fauquier County, Vint Hill Farms — Buckland Mills BattleCuster's Position
(Preface): On October 19, 1863, 12,000 Confederate and Union cavalry clashed at the Battle of Buckland Mills in the last large-scale Confederate victory in Virginia. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, screening the Confederate infantry’s march to Culpeper . . . Map (db m174872) HM
83 Virginia, Fauquier County, Vint Hill Farms — FF-14 — Vint Hill Farms Station
In June 1942 the U.S. Army established a top-secret post at Vint Hill Farms to intercept enemy radio transmissions. These barns housed the monitoring station. The Signal Corps’ cryptographic school, which taught personnel to encode, decode, and . . . Map (db m123259) HM
84 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — "In Honor and Remembrance"
Section of bronze sculpture depicting U.S. troops in Persian Gulf War, 1991 designed for Veteran's Memorial on Hospital Hill, Warrenton, by Frederick E. Hart and Jay Hall Carpenter.Map (db m151307) WM
85 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — CB-2 — Ashland Farm
The Holtzclaw family acquired Ashland through a grant issued by Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood in 1724, and lived on this land until the 1920s. While a portion of the house dates to about 1725, the main residence was completed by 1889, and was . . . Map (db m7748) HM
86 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — C-57 — Black Horse Cavalry
The Black Horse Cavalry was conceived at a gathering of Warrenton lawyers in 1858 and was among the local militia companies called to active duty by Governor Henry Wise in 1859. The Black Horse led a successful charge against Union forces at the . . . Map (db m71039) HM
87 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — BrentmoorSpilman-Mosby House
Judge Edward M. Spilman of the Fauquier County Circuit Court constructed this house in 1859-61. James Keith, who served in the Black Horse Cavalry and later became president of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, acquired it in 1869. John . . . Map (db m7750) HM
88 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — C-92 — Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House
This classic Italian Villa-style house was completed in 1861 for Fauquier County Judge Edward M. Spilman. James Keith, who later served as president of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (1895-1916), acquired it in 1869. John Singleton Mosby . . . Map (db m1262) HM
89 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — Buckland RacesAn Inglorious Skedaddle Reported missing
For Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his Confederate cavalry, the 1863 campaigns brought fewer victories against the improving cavalry corps of the Union Army of the Potomac—that is, until October 19, 1863. Here on Chestnut Hill the . . . Map (db m117053) HM
90 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Warrenton Cemetery
All records in the Town Office, information from tombstones and United Daughters of the Confederacy records have been reviewed to determine the location of Veterans listed. According to records, all individuals named are interred in this . . . Map (db m151309) WM
91 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — C-29 — Colonial Road
This crossroad is the ancient Dumfries-Winchester highway. Over it William Fairfax accompanied George Washington, then a lad of sixteen, on his first visit to Lord Fairfax at Greenway Court. It was on this occasion that Washington assisted in . . . Map (db m785) HM
92 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — Concrete Bench
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93 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — Executions in the YardThe Gallows
It is possible that early executions were carried out here in the exercise yard, however it is equally probably that they occurred in front of the jail, close to the courthouse or at another public location. Hangings were public in Virginia before . . . Map (db m61394) HM
94 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — Fauquier County Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the sons and daughters of Fauquier County who served their country in the United States Armed Forces World War I 1914 - 1918 Carrington L. Bailey • Benjamin S. Beverly • Alex A. Boteler • . . . Map (db m151313) WM
95 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — C-55 — Fredericksburg Campaign
Because he had moved too slowly to attack Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was relieved of his command of the Army of the Potomac by President Abraham Lincoln. McClellan was replaced by Maj. Gen. Ambrose . . . Map (db m108462) HM
96 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — Hot Lead Line-O-Type
Used to set newspaper type at the Fauquier Democrat 1936-1975. This machine required 30,000 steps to build. It has more moving parts than anything ever made by man.Map (db m151299) HM
97 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — John Marshall1755 - 1835
Chief Justice 1801 - 1835 Frontiersman Soldier - Lawyer Statesman Diplomat - Jurist Map (db m151304) HM WM
98 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — John Singleton Mosby
(front face) Image of Col. Mosby. (right side) This tribute is affectionately dedicated to Col. John S. Mosby, whose deeds of valor and heroic devotion to state and southern principles are the pride and admiration of his soldiers, . . . Map (db m1292) HM
99 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — Lafayette’s Stepping Stone
During his 1825 visit to Warrenton, General Lafayette is said to have stood upon this stone. Courtesy: The Bartenstein FamilyMap (db m1294) HM
100 Virginia, Fauquier County, Warrenton — G-2 — Leeton Forest
Half a mile east is the site of Leeton Forest, latter-day home of Charles Lee, Attorney General in Washington's and Adams' cabinets, 1795-1801. The tract was patented by Thomas Lee, of Stratford, in 1718 and descended to his son, Richard Henry Lee, . . . Map (db m19359) HM

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