Portrait of Patrick Cleburne

Major General Patrick Cleburne commanded the victorious Confederate troops at the Battle of Gilgal Church. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Gilgal Church Facts

June 15–16, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Gilgal Church.



  • June 15 – 16, 1864


  • Cobb County, Georgia


  • Atlanta (Marietta Operations)

Principal Union commander(s):

  • Major General Joseph Hooker
  • Major General Daniel Butterfield

Principal Confederate commander(s):

  • Major General Patrick Cleburne

Union forces engaged:

  • 3rd Division of the 20th Corps (Army of the Cumberland)
  • 8 regiments (Army of the Ohio)

Confederate forces engaged:

  • Cleburne’s Division (Army of Tennessee)

Number of Union soldiers engaged:

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union casualties:

  • 200 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate casualties:

  • Unreported


  • Inconclusive


  • Confederates drove the Northern forces from the battlefield, inflicting approximately 200 casualties while suffering only a few themselves.
  • The Battle of Gilgal Church was part of the Marietta Operations.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Gilgal Church Facts
  • Coverage June 15–16, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of gilgal church, american civil war, atlanta campaign, william t. sherman, joseph hooker, daniel butterfield, patrick cleburne
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 9, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022