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By Pat Filippone, December 1, 2016
Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly) Marker
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — B-13 — Battle of Ox Hill(Chantilly)
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's wing of the Army of Northern Virginia reached here 1 Sept. 1862. Jackson's march from the battlefield of Second Manassas turned the position of Maj. Gen. John Pope's army at Centreville and threatened the . . . — Map (db m115) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillThe Death of Generals Stevens and Kearny — Second Manassas Campaign —
The Battle of Ox Hill (or Chantilly) was fought here, in rain and storm, on September 1, 1862. It was a bloody aftermath following the Second Battle of Manassas (August 28-30) where the Union Army under Gen. John Pope was defeated and driven across . . . — Map (db m116) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox Hill
(Kiosk Panel): Ox Hill Battlefield Park & Interpretive Trail This small park is the last remnant of Fairfax County’s only major Civil War battlefield. The Battle of Ox Hill, also known as the “Battle of Chantilly,” lasted but . . . — Map (db m15599) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox Hill
(Kiosk Panel): Sequel to Second Manassas The Battle of Ox Hill, September 1, 1862 The Confederate victory at Second Manassas (August 28-30, 1862) forced Union General John Pope’s Army of Virginia to retreat to the heights of Centreville. . . . — Map (db m15618) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox Hill
(Kiosk Panel): Wounds Suffered at Ox Hill (Chantilly) September 1, 1862 Union Soldiers 4th Maine, 2nd Brigade (Birney), Kearny’s Division: Pvt. Lorenzo E. Dickey, Co. A, Age 21: At Chantilly, received gunshot would in right . . . — Map (db m15620) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — Reid-Ballard HouseOnce a Prominent Landmark — Ox Hill (Chantilly) Battlefield —
The historic Reid-Ballard House once stood 140 yards west-northwest of this marker. The original log structure was built by Joseph Reid before the Revolution on land inherited by his wife, Barbara Walker Reid. The house and land passed to succeeding . . . — Map (db m3216) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillThe Attack and Death of General Stevens
Acting to protect Pope’s line of retreat along the Warrenton Turnpike, Brigadier General Isaac Stevens, commanding the 1st Division, IX Corps, seized the initiative and ordered an attack. With storm clouds threatening and artillery fire booming . . . — Map (db m15160) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillThe Battle of “Chantilly” (Ox Hill) — Then & Now
This early 20th-century photograph of the “Chantilly” battlefield was published by Fairfax County in 1907. The photo was taken from a vantage point a short distance ahead and to the right, beyond the park. It shows the pasture of the . . . — Map (db m15162) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillAttack of General Birney’s Brigade
A courier with an urgent request galloped up to 1st Division, III Corps commander Major General Philip Kearny on the Warrenton Turnpike. General Stevens’ division had intercepted Stonewall Jackson’s column on the Little River Turnpike and was in . . . — Map (db m15163) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillThe Death of General Kearny
As a rainy darkness enveloped the battlefield, Major General Philip Kearny rode eastward to investigate the reported gap in the Union line. Reigning up in the pasture, Kearny became alarmed that Stevens’ division had abandoned that part of the field . . . — Map (db m15165) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillBoulders and Quartz Stone — The Spot Where General Stevens Fell —
The boulders and quartz stone beside this fence mark the location where Union General Isaac Stevens fell with the flag of the 79th New York “Highlanders” during the initial Union assault. Here, Stevens’ troops threw down the fence and . . . — Map (db m15168) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillKearny and Stevens Monuments
In July 1915, John and Mary Ballard deeded a 50x100-foot lot on their farm to six trustees, three from Virginia and three from New Jersey, General Kearny’s home state. The small lot was reserved for monuments to any Confederate or Federal soldier . . . — Map (db m15170) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillKearny's Stump and the Monument Lot
The history of this small granite monument, marked simply “Kearny’s Stump,” is a mystery. According to tradition, a tree stood here at the time of the Ox Hill battle that subsequently became known as the “Kearny Tree.” It was . . . — Map (db m15172) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillGeneral Reno's Probe East of Ox Road
While General Stevens’ division attacked the Confederates on this side of Ox Road, part of General Jesse Reno’s division entered the woods east of the road to protect Stevens’ flank and probe the Confederate line. Reno’s two leading regiments . . . — Map (db m15180) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — The Battle of Ox HillAftermath: The Invasion of Maryland
The clash at Ox Hill ended the Second Manassas Campaign. A small force of 6,000 Union soldiers had battled to a stalemate a much larger Confederate force of 17,000 of whom about 10,000 were engaged. In little more than two hours, the Confederates . . . — Map (db m15184) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax — Battle of ChantillyOx Hill
On September 1, 1862, Confederate forces under the command of Major General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson moved across and to the southwestern edge of this site to engage Union forces determined to prevent a glancing movement on demoralized Union . . . — Map (db m110) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — B-11 — Battle of Chantilly(Ox Hill)
The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) took place here 1 September, 1862. Union General John Pope's Army, retreating after defeat by Lee at Second Manassas, clashed with Jackson's divisions which were attempting to prevent Pope from reaching Washington. . . . — Map (db m55932) HM

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