Making a wide flank march, CS General Thomas 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, Major General 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.
Major General George B. McClellan assumed command of Union forces around Washington.
Estimated Casualties: 2,100 total (US 1,300; CS 800)
Tempest at Ox Hill
The Battle of Chantilly
At Chantilly, Virginia, on September 1, 1862, a small Union rearguard faced down some of Lee's best generals. The retreating main Union army, and Washington, were saved, but at a frightening human cost, including the deaths of two Union generals
7-Quart Dutch Oven with Spiral Handle Bail and Iron Cover
Just like an heirloom pan you will find that even pineapple upside down cake doesn't stick to this surface. A perfect pot for making pot roast, simmering slow-cooked stews, or making your own soup stock. Cast Iron. A must for re-enactors campsites.
The Official Virginia
Civil War Battlefield Guide
Virginia was host to nearly 1/3rd of all Civil War engagements. This guide covers them all like a mini-history of the war. This guide organizes battles chronologically. Each campaign has a detailed overview, followed by concise descriptions of the individual engagements
Four Years in the
Forthright confessions of service years in the Army of Northern Virginia stand among the most sought after and cited accounts by a Confederate soldier. First published in 1893 and significantly revised and expanded in 1906
Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War
In the years leading up to the Civil War, a bloody conflict between slaveholders and abolitionists focused the nation's eyes on the state of Missouri and the territory of Kansas. Told through the actual words of slave owners, free-staters, border ruffians, and politicians, Bad Blood presents the complex morality, differing values, and life-and-death decisions faced by those who lived on the Missouri-Kansas border
Blue Vs. Gray - Killing Fields
Relive the most vicious fighting of the Civil War, in which General Ulysses S. Grant forcibly reversed the tide of the conflict by paying with the blood of thousands. It was a desperate time for the Union
The Civil War in Virginia
Virginia was the arena where North and South fought many of their bloodiest battles. the program gives a full account of the events that took place describing in detail the history of the American Civil War in Virginia