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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

September 1st, 1862 - The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill)

Conflict: American Civil War

Combatants: Confederates vs. Federals

Location: Virginia (USA)

Outcome: Inconclusive

In retreat following the defeat at Second Bull Run, Major General John Pope's Federal rear guard comprised of 1300 men was engaged by 800 pursuing Confederate troops under command of "Stonewall" Jackson. Despite heavy losses and an inconclusive battle, the Confederate advance toward Washington D. C. was halted. Overall, the Confederates lost around 9,000 soldiers in the Second Bull Run Campaign; the Federals lost 16,000.

Kearny's Charge, Battle of Chantilly by Augustus Tholey

Points of Interest:

  • The battle was fought partially during a thunderstorm.

  • Two Union generals, Phil Kearney and Isaac Stevens, died in the battle.

General John Pope by Matthew Brady

Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson in 1862 by Nathaniel Routzahn

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