Portrait of James Longstreet.

The Battle of Bean’s Station was the last major engagement of Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s Knoxville Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Bean's Station Facts

December 14, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Bean's Station.

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Date

  • December 14, 1863

Location

  • Grainger County, Tennessee

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

  • Brigadier General J.M. Shackelford

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Ohio

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Confederate Forces in East Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 4,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Unknown

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 700 (killed, wounded, missing, or captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 900 (killed, wounded, missing, or captured)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Significance

  • The last major engagement of Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s Knoxville Campaign.

Timeline of the Knoxville Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Knoxville Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Bean's Station Facts
  • Coverage December 14, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of bean's station, knoxville campaign, american civil war, james longstreet, john parke, james M. shackleford
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 29, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 22, 2021
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