Key facts about the Battle of Fort Sanders.
- November 29, 1863
- Knox County, Tennessee
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Ambrose Burnside
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of the Ohio
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Confederate Forces in East Tennessee
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 4,400
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 4,000
Estimated Union Casualties
- 20 (killed, wounded, missing, or captured)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 800 (129 killed, 458 wounded, and 226 captured)
- Union victory
- The Battle of Fort Sanders was the decisive engagement of Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s siege of Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Union soldiers easily repulsed Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s assault on Fort Sanders in just twenty minutes.
- Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet lifted his siege of Knoxville on December 4, 1863.
Timeline of the Knoxville Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Knoxville Campaign in order.