Key facts about the Battle of Wauhatchie.
Also Known As
- Battle of Brown’s Ferry
- October 28–29, 1863
- Hamilton County, Tennessee
- Marion County, Tennessee
- Dade County, Georgia
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Joseph Hooker
- Brigadier General John W. Geary
Principal Confederate Commanders
- General James Longstreet
- Brigadier General Micah Jenkins
Union Forces Engaged
- 11th Army Corps, 12th Army Corps
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Jenkins’s Brigade, Longstreet’s Corps
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
Estimated Union Casualties
- 420 (killed, wounded and captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 408 (killed, wounded and captured/missing)
- Union victory
- The Battle of Wauhatchie was one of the largest night battles of the American Civil War.
- The Battle of Wauhatchie was significant because it enabled Major general Ulysses S. Grant to establish a much-needed supply line (known as the Cracker Line) to provision his starving army at Chattanooga.
Timeline of the Chattanooga Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Chattanooga Campaign in order.