The Battle of Ox Hill

The Battle of Ox Hill (HM9U4)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22033
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.882', W 77° 22.248'

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The Battle of "Chantilly" (Ox Hill) — Then & Now

This early 20th-century photograph of the "Chantilly" battlefield was published by Fairfax County in 1907. The photo was taken from a vantage point a short distance ahead and to the right, beyond the park. It shows the pasture of the old Reid farm, at that time virtually unchanged since the day of the battle. The view today is unrecognizable.

The attack by General Isaac Stevens' 1st Division, IX Corps came north across this pasture (toward you). In the foreground, the Union infantry was assailed by terrific volleys of Confederate musket fire coming from across the cornfield to your right and rear, and from the woods line to your left and rear where Monument Drive is today.
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HM NumberHM9U4
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByFairfax County Park Authority
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294305 N 4304433
Decimal Degrees38.86470000, -77.37080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.882', W 77° 22.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 52.92" N, 77° 22' 14.88" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12216-12298 Fairfield House Dr, Fairfax VA 22033, US
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