Battle of Dallas Facts

May 26–June 4, 1864

Dallas 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.

Black and white photo of William T. Sherman.

Following the Union victory at the Battle of Dallas, Major General William T. Sherman abandoned his lines near Dallas, Georgia, and marched his forces back to the Western and Atlantic Railroad at Allatoona Pass, forcing Confederate General Joseph Johnston’s Army of Tennessee to follow. [Wikimedia Commons]


  • May 26–June 4, 1864


  • Paulding County, Georgia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Tennessee
  • Army of the Ohio
  • Army of the Cumberland

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 80,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 40,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 2,400 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 3,000 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Union victory

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

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