Battle of Brown's Mill Facts

July 30, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Brown's Mill.

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

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Brown's Mill Facts
  • Date 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 June 1, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022

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