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

Facts About Battle of Bean's Station


The Battle of Bean’s Station was fought on December 14, 1863.

The Battle of Bean’s Station was fought in Grainger County, Tennessee.

The Confederate commander at the Battle of Bean’s Station was Lieutenant General James Longstreet.

The Union commanders at the Battle of Bean’s Station were Major General John G. Parke and Brigadier General James M. Shackleford.

The Confederate force that fought at the Battle of Bean’s Station was the Confederate Forces in East Tennessee.

The Union force that fought at the Battle of Bean’s Station was the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Ohio.

Confederate casualties at the Battle of Bean’s Station are estimated at 900 (killed, wounded, captured/missing).

Union casualties at the Battle of Bean’s Station are estimated at 700 (killed, wounded, captured/missing).

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

After the Battle of Bean’s Station, Lieutenant General James Longstreet established winter quarters in northeastern Tennessee and returned to Virginia the following spring.

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  • Article Title Battle of Bean's Station Quick 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 January 18, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update December 3, 2021
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