The Battle of Adairsville was perhaps more significant for what did not happen than what did. Union forces were spared the possibility of a costly defeat when Confederate leaders failed to spring a well-laid trap after Sherman had divided his armies.
The battle occurred on May 17, 1864.
Bartow County, Georgia, near the town of Adairsville.
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of the Tennessee
- Army of the Ohio
- Army of the Cumberland
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Tennessee.
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General William T. Sherman
- Major General James B. McPherson
- Major General John M. Schofield
- Major General George H. Thomas
Principal Confederate Commanders
- General Joseph E. Johnston.
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
Estimated 200 (killed, wounded, captured/missing).
Successful Confederate delaying action.