The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill),
An Independent Film
Screenplay by Charles V. Mauro
Directed by Bert Morgan
This Civil War battle, which occurred on September 1, 1862, was fought following the battle of 2nd Manassas and before the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. Union forces referred to it as the Battle of Chantilly while Confederate forces called it the Battle of Ox Hill.
The main fighting lasted only two and one-half hours and resulted in 270 soldiers killed, 1,125 wounded and 105 captured. Although the Union troops were able to check the rebels during the federal retreat from Manassas towards the city of Washington, the Union army lost Generals Philip Kearny and Isaac Stevens during the short, bloody, and rain-filled fight. The Confederate side claimed victory, since they held the battlefield.
This amazing story is set in three time periods: 1862, 1883 and 1915.
“The battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) is a compelling, historical documentary. A must-see for anyone who lived in Fairfax County” – Lynne Garvey Wark, Chairperson, Fairfax County History Commission
“The movie show the violence of the war and how it affected the men who fought at Chantilly (Ox Hill)” – Don Hakenson, “This Forgotten Land”
Color 58 Minutes
$25.00 including shipping