This Day in Georgia Civil War History
September 01, 1862
Battle of Chantilly
The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) took place. Stonewall Jackson hoped to cut off the Union retreat from Bull Run. He sent his divisions against two Union divisions. Confederate attacks were stopped by fierce fighting during a severe thunderstorm. Both Union generals were killed. While the battle itself was a stalemate, the overall Union commander realized the danger his forces were in, and withdrew all the way back to Washington D.C. Because of the disastrous results of events of Second Manassas, General George McClellan was again given overall command of the Army of the Potomac.