Battle of Chantilly

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Battle of Chantilly
Ox Hill
Began:

September 1, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Fairfax County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Northern Virginia Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive (tactical)
Confederate victory (strategic)

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Combatants
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IX Corps, Army of the Potomac

2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

Commanders

Philip Kearny
Major General, USA
Isaac Stevens
Major General, USA

Thomas J. Jackson
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

1,300

800

  

Making a wide flank march, Jackson hoped to cut off the Union retreat from Bull Run. On September 1, beyond Chantilly Plantation on the Little River Turnpike near Ox Hill, Jackson sent his divisions against two Union divisions under Kearny and Stevens. Confederate attacks were stopped by fierce fighting during a severe thunderstorm. Union generals Stevens and Kearny were both killed. Recognizing that his army was still in danger at Fairfax Courthouse, Maj. Gen. 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 and the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan assumed command of Union forces around Washington. (NPS summary)

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