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Chantilly

Ox Hill

Fairfax County, VA  |  Sep 1, 1862

Confederate Maj. Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson hoped to cut off the Union retreat from Manassas the day after the Confederate victory at the second battle fought there. Jackson's wing of Lee's army made a wide, flanking march, screened by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, north and then east, to take the strategically important village of Germantown. There, Maj. Gen. John Pope's only two retreat routes to Washington - the Warrenton Pike and the Little River Turnpike - converged. On September 1st, beyond Chantilly Plantation on the Little River Turnpike near Ox Hill, two Union divisions under Maj. Gen. Phillip Kearny and Brig. Gen. Isaac Stevens met Jackson's men. Despite being outnumbered, Stevens attacked across a grassy field against Brig. Gen. Alexander Lawton's division in the Confederate center, and was beaten back by a counterattack from Maj. Gen. Jubal Early's brigades, during which Stevens was killed. Kearny's division arrived and engaged Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill's men in fierce fighting during a severe thunderstorm, during which Kearny was killed. Recognizing that his army was still in danger, Pope ordered the retreat to continue to Washington. With Pope no longer a threat, Lee turned his army west and north to invade Maryland, initiating the Maryland Campaign. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan assumed command of Union forces around Washington on September 5th.

All battles of the Northern Virginia Campaign

Cedar Mountain
Culpeper County, VA  |  Aug 9, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 3,691
Union: 2,353
Confederate: 1,338
Second Manassas
Prince William and Fairfax Counties, VA  |  Aug 28 - 30, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 22,177
Union: 13,824
Confederate: 8,353
Thoroughfare Gap
Prince William County, VA  |  Aug 28, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 100
Chantilly
Fairfax County, VA  |  Sep 1, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 2,100
Union: 1,300
Confederate: 800

Related Battles

fairfax, VA | September 1, 1862
Result: Inconclusive
Forces Engaged
21,000
Union
6,000
Confed.
15,000
Estimated Casualties
2,100
Union
1,300
Confed.
800