Battle of Brown's Mill Facts

July 30, 1864

Brown's Mill Battle facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

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]


  • 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