Portrait of Joseph Wheeler

Confederate Major General Joseph Wheeler’s victory at the Battle of Brown’s Mill on July 30, 1864, extended the Atlanta Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Brown's Mill Facts

July 30, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Brown's Mill.



  • July 30, 1864


  • Coweta County, Georgia


  • Atlanta

Principal Union commander:

  • Brigadier General Edward M. McCook

Principal Confederate commander:

  • Major General Joseph Wheeler

Union force engaged:

  • 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland

Confederate force engaged:

  • Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee

Estimated Union casualties:

  • 1,385 (100 killed, and wounded and 1,285 captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate casualties:

  • 50 (killed, wounded and captured/missing)


  • Union loss


  • Union loss at the Battle of Brown’s Mill prolonged the Atlanta Campaign

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Brown's Mill Facts
  • Coverage July 30, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of brown's mill, american civil war, atlanta campaign, edward m. mccook joseph wheeler
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 28, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022