Portrait of John Bell Hood

Confederate General John Bell Hood (pictured here) suffered high casualties at the Battle of Ezra Church, but he prevented Major General Oliver O. Howard Union forces from severing Atlanta and West Point Railroad during the Atlanta Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Ezra Church Facts

July 28, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Ezra Church.

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Date

  • July 28, 1864

Location

  • Fulton County, near Atlanta, Georgia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Tennessee

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 13,266

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 18,450

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 600 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

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

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • Although the Battle of Ezra Church resulted in high casualties for the Confederacy, the Rebel soldiers were able to prevent the Federals from severing the last railroad into the besieged city of Atlanta.

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

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

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Ezra Church Facts
  • Coverage July 28, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of ezra church
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021
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