Battle of Hoover's Gap Facts

June 24–26, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Hoover's Gap.

Black and white photo of William H. Rosecrans.

The Battle of Hoover’s Gap was the decisive engagement of Union General William Rosecrans’ brilliantly executed Tullahoma Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Date and Location

  • June 24 – 26, 1863
  • Bedford and Rutherford Counties, northwest of Tullahoma, Tennessee


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Colonel J. Russell Butler
  • Brigadier General William B. Bate

Union Forces Engaged

  • 14th Corps

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Bate’s Brigade
  • Johnson’s Brigades
  • Stewart’s Division
  • Hardee’s Corps (Army of Tennessee)
  • Butler’s 1st [3rd] Kentucky Cavalry Regiment

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 583 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • Undetermined


  • Union victory


Timeline of the Tullahoma Campaign

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