Battle of Chantilly Facts

September 1, 1862

Key facts about the Battle of Chantilly, also known as the Battle of Ox Hill.

Portrait of Philip Kearny

Union leadership suffered significant losses when Major General Philip Kearny (pictured here) and Major General Isaac Stevens died during the Battle of Chantilly. [Wikimedia Commons]


Also Known As

  • Battle of Ox Hill

Date and Location

  • September 1, 1862
  • Fairfax County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • 9th Corps of the Union Army of the Potomac (attached to the Army of Virginia)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 6,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 20,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,300 (killed, wounded and missing/captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 800 (killed, wounded and missing/captured)


  • Inconclusive


  • Union generals Philip Kearny and Isaac Stevens were killed during the Battle of Chantilly.
  • The Battle of Chantilly was the final engagement of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Northern Virginia Campaign.

Timeline of the Northern Virginia Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Northern Virginia Campaign in order.


Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Chantilly Facts
  • Date September 1, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Chantilly
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 1, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 28, 2023

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