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Civil War: Forces Clash at Chantilly

September 1, 1862 - Union and Confederate forces clash at the Battle of Chantilly. Seeking to take advantage of his victory at Second Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered Maj. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (right) to take his command on a flanking march to cut off Maj. Gen. John Pope's retreat. Pausing at Ox Hill, near Chantilly, on September 1, Jackson was soon alerted to the approach of Union troops from the south.
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