Ox Hill Battlefield Park

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12161 Monument Drive, Fairfax, VA, USA

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Ox Hill Battlefield Park Jul 08, 2012
This is a tiny park (only four acres) located in the heart of Fairfax County. The Battle of Ox Hill or Chantilly took place immediately following Second Manassas in the American Civil War when Confederate forces tried to outflank the Union army retreating to Washington. The short battle was fought during a fierce thunderstorm on land that is now occupied by townhouses, Fair Oaks Mall, and the Fairfax Town Center. The park contains a small monument to the two Union generals killed in the battle that was set up in the early twentieth century. There are several historical markers and maps that explain the battle and a partial reconstruction of the corn field it was fought in. Parking is limited, but you can easily walk over from Fairfax Town Center across the street. This little known battle (and little known park) set the stage for Antietem two weeks later when the Confederates failed to stop the Union drawback to D.C. Worth checking out if you are interested in the Civil War.
Entrance on West Ox Road
Ox Hill Battlefield Park
Some type of grass replicating the…
Monuments to Union Generals Steven…
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