||Northern Virginia Campaign (June-September 1862)
||September 1, 1862
||Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny and Maj. Gen. Isaac Stevens [US]; Maj. Gen. Thomas J.
||2,100 total (US 1,300; CS 800)
||Making a wide flank march, 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, Maj. Gen. 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. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan assumed command
of Union forces around Washington.
||Inconclusive (Confederate strategic victory.)