Herndon historian pens Civil War play about Battle of Chantilly

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Herndon historian, Civil War author and film producer Chuck Mauro is adding the title of playwright to his résumé.

Mauro has written a one-act play that will be performed for the first time Saturday at the eighth annual Fairfax County History Conference in Fairfax.

The play, “Chantilly . . . After the Storm,” is historically based on Fairfax County’s only major Civil War battle, the Battle of Chantilly — or Ox Hill as it was called by the Confederates — which took place on about 500 acres near Route 50 and Interstate 66 on Sept. 1, 1862. About 1,500 soldiers were killed and wounded during the battle....

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