The Battle of Ox Hill

The Battle of Ox Hill (HM9UC)

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

N 38° 51.912', W 77° 22.198'

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Kearny and Stevens Monuments

In July 1915, John and Mary Ballard deeded a 50x100-foot lot on their farm to six trustees, three from Virginia and three from New Jersey, General Kearny's home state. The small lot was reserved for monuments to any Confederate or Federal soldier who fell in the Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly).

Subsequently, these monuments to generals Isaac Stevens and Philip Kearny were dedicated on October 2, 1915. Captain Hazard Stevens, John Watts Kearny, Lieutenant John N. Ballard and Colonel Edmund Berkeley unveiled the monuments before a gathering of families, friends and dignitaries, including Union and Confederate veterans.

Among the prayers and oratory delivered that day, James W. Ballard, mayor of Fairfax, eloquently remarked:

On this field as on many other,
foes of one flesh and blood faced
each other, each fighting for that
side that seemed right in his own
mind, each following the cause
that he deemed just."
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HM NumberHM9UC
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByFairfax County Park Authority
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294379 N 4304487
Decimal Degrees38.86520000, -77.36996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.912', W 77° 22.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 54.72" N, 77° 22' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Monument Dr, Fairfax VA 22033, US
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