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Death of 2d Lt. James “Big Yankee” Ames Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2006
Death of 2d Lt. James “Big Yankee” Ames Marker
Virginia (Fauquier County), Delaplane — B-40 — Death of 2d Lt. James “Big Yankee” Ames
On Winchester Road (U.S. 17) at Crooked Run Road, on the right when traveling north on Winchester Road.
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 . . . — Map (db m643) HM
Virginia (Fauquier County), Delaplane — B-21 — Delaplane(Formerly Piedmont Station)
On Rokeby Road (County Route 623) at Winchester Road (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling east on Rokeby Road.
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
Virginia (Fauquier County), Delaplane — Emmanuel Episcopal ChurchPiedmont Parish
Near Maidstone Road (Virginia Route 713) near Winchester Road (U.S. 17).
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
Virginia (Fauquier County), Delaplane — FF-13 — John Marshall's Leeds Manor Rural Historic District
On Carrington Road (County Route 729) 0.8 miles south of John Marshall Highway (Virginia Route 55), on the left when traveling south.
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
Virginia (Fauquier County), Delaplane — Piedmont StationBy Train to Manassas — First Manassas Campaign —
On Delaplane Grade Road at Winchester Road (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling east on Delaplane Grade Road.
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

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