Battle of Hatchie's Bridge Facts

October 5, 1862

Hatchie's Bridge 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.

Portrait of Stephen A. Hurlbut

During the Battle of Hatchie’s Bridge, Major General Stephen A. Hurlbut (pictured here) took command of the Union forces after Major General Edward O. C. Ord was wounded. [Wikimedia Commons]

Also known as:

  • Battle of Davis Bridge
  • Battle of Matamora


  • October 5, 1862


  • Hardeman County and McNairy County, Tennessee


  • Iuka and Corinth Operations

Principal Union commander(s):

  • Major General Edward O. C. Ord
  • Major General Stephen A. Hurlbut

Principal Confederate commander(s):

  • Major General Earl Van Dorn

Union forces engaged:

  • 4th Division, District of Jackson
  • Detachment from the Army of the Tennessee

Confederate forces engaged:

  • Army of West Tennessee

Number of Union soldiers engaged:

  • Roughly 5,000

Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:

  • Roughly 1,000

Estimated Union casualties:

  • 400 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate casualties:

  • 500 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Union victory

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Hatchie's Bridge Facts
  • Date October 5, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of hatchie's bridge, battle of davis's bridge and the battle of matamora, american civil war, ulysses s. grant, william s. rosecrans, sterling price, earl van dorn, braxton bragg, edward o.c. ord, stephen a. hurlbut
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 15, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2024