The Battle of Ox Hill

The Battle of Ox Hill (HM9UE)

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

N 38° 51.91', W 77° 22.197'

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Kearny's Stump and the Monument Lot

The history of this small granite monument, marked simply "Kearny's Stump," is a mystery. According to tradition, a tree stood here at the time of the Ox Hill battle that subsequently became known as the "Kearny Tree." It was said to be either the place where General Kearny was killed, or where his body lay after the battle ended. Both of these scenarios are doubtful.

Kearny was definitely killed in the cornfield west of here. The Confederates recovered his body and took it to Stonewall Jackson's headquarters near Chantilly. It is known, however, that General Stevens was killed in this immediate vicinity, and his death may be the actual basis for the legend. The only certainty is, in 1915, the rotting tree stump, known then as "Kearny's Stump," became the focal point for the deed description of the 50 x 100 foot monument lot donated by John and Mary Ballard. The stump was then replaced by this permanent monument.
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HM NumberHM9UE
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByFairfax County Park Authority
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294380 N 4304483
Decimal Degrees38.86516667, -77.36995000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.91', W 77° 22.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 54.60" N, 77° 22' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8437 Monument Dr, Fairfax VA 22033, US
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