Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

In November 1863, federal troops commanded by Major General Ulysses S, Grant drove General Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee into northern Georgia, completing the Union breakout from Chattanooga. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Chattanooga Facts

November 23–25, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Chattanooga.

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Also Known As

  • Battles for Chattanooga

Date

  • November 23–25, 1863

Location

  • Outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Cumberland
  • Army of the Tennessee

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 72,500

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 49,000

Estimated Union Casualties:

  • 5,815 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 6,670 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • The Union victory at the Battle of Chattanooga drove the Confederate Army of Tennessee into Georgia and paved the way for William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.

Timeline of the Chattanooga Campaign

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

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Chattanooga Facts
  • Coverage November 23–25, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of chattanooga, battle of orchard knob, battle of lookout mountain and battle of missionary ridge, army of the cumberland, army of the tennessee, army of tennessee, ulysses s. grant, braxton bragg, george thomas, william t. sherman, joseph hooker, chattanooga campaign
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 12, 2021
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