The Battle of Ox Hill

The Battle of Ox Hill (HM9UA)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22033
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.912', W 77° 22.208'

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Boulders and Quartz Stone

— The Spot Where General Stevens Fell —

The boulders and quartz stone beside this fence mark the location where Union General Isaac Stevens fell with the flag of the 79th New York "Highlanders" during the initial Union assault. Here, Stevens' troops threw down the fence and drove Hay's Louisiana brigade back through the woods.

In 1883, Hazard Stevens, the general's son and adjutant, and Charles Walcott of the 21st Massachusetts, returned to this field and identified the places where generals Stevens and Kearny were killed. The farm was then owned by Confederate veteran John Ballard, who marked the spot where General Stevens fell with a mound of boulders and later added a white quartz stone.

In 1915, Ballard's son would say of his father and this stone,

"?an ex-Confederate maimed in that
great struggle, with weak hands but with
a heart strong in respect for a brave fallen
foeman, planted that stone to mark that spot?
with no services other than the reverence one
brave man has for another."
HM NumberHM9UA
Year Placed2008
Placed ByFairfax County Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294364 N 4304487
Decimal Degrees38.86520000, -77.37013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.912', W 77° 22.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 54.72" N, 77° 22' 12.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Monument Dr, Fairfax VA 22033, US
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