He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning: The Battle of OX Hill (Chantilly), September 1, 1862

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Spectacular displays of lightning, thunder crashing so loud that it masked the roar of the cannon, a torrential downpour with gale-force winds; these were the hallmarks of the fateful September 1, 1862, Battle of Ox Hill. He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning presents to the reader a full-scale treatment of this little-known engagement, fought two days after the slaughter of Second Bull Run and only 20 miles west of Washington, D.C. Outnumbered almost three to one, two Union divisions under Generals Isaac Stevens ...
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Overview

Spectacular displays of lightning, thunder crashing so loud that it masked the roar of the cannon, a torrential downpour with gale-force winds; these were the hallmarks of the fateful September 1, 1862, Battle of Ox Hill. He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning presents to the reader a full-scale treatment of this little-known engagement, fought two days after the slaughter of Second Bull Run and only 20 miles west of Washington, D.C. Outnumbered almost three to one, two Union divisions under Generals Isaac Stevens and Philip Kearny staged heroic flanking attacks into Stonewall Jackson's fatigued Confederates, catching them off guard in the process. The brief affair helped to save the Union capital from possible rebel attack, but at a steep price. Fought partially in the dark and in conditions that rendered the bayonet much more than an ornamental weapon, Ox Hill became in the words of one participant, "a terrific, horrible, phantasmagoria," whose nightmarish memories were never forgotten by those who survived. Utilizing extensive unpublished and uncommon primary source material, He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning tells the story of this crucial and deadly engagement through the eyes of its combatants.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572493292
  • Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 201
  • Sales rank: 1,097,828
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 "Disaster and shame are in the retreat" - The Arrival of John Pope and the Second Manassas Campaign 1
Ch. 2 "I suppose I've captured the dinner also!" - Opening Movements - August 31, 1862 17
Ch. 3 "I think we will have a fight before night" - Early Morning to Mid-Afternoon - September 1, 1862 36
Ch. 4 "That hat will be the death of him" - Late Afternoon and Early Evening - September 1, 1862 47
Ch. 5 "The upturned faces of the dead" - Late Evening, September 1 to Early Morning, September 2 92
Ch. 6 "A beastly, comfortless conflict" - Medical and Casualty Situation in the Aftermath 100
Ch. 7 "None of us seemed anxious" - Afterward and the Days to Follow 109
Epilogue - The Battlefield Area Today 125
App. 1 Union General Isaac Ingalls Stevens 130
App. 2 Union General Philip Kearny 132
App. 3 The Kearny Patch and Medal 134
App. 4 Order of Battle at Ox Hill 136
Notes 143
Bibliography 160
Index 176
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