[General Kearney's Gallant
Charge published by John Smith - Courtesy
of Wikipedia ]
September 1, 1862
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Chantilly, Virginia, United States
Northern Virginia Campaign
Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny and Maj. Gen. Isaac Stevens
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson
Making a wide flank march,
Jackson hoped to cut
off the Union retreat from Bull Run.
On September 1st, beyond Chantilly Plantation on the
Little River Turnpike near Ox Hill, Jackson sent his divisions against two Union
divisions under Kearny and
Confederate attacks were stopped by fierce
fighting during a severe thunderstorm.
Union generals Stevens and
Kearny were both
Recognizing that his army was still in danger at
Fairfax Courthouse, Maj. Gen.
Pope ordered the retreat to continue to
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.
[Battlefield Lost Integrity]
1 National Park
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campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war
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outcome of a campaign
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outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important
3 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.