Portrait of John Bell Hood

Following the Battle of Jonesborough, Confederate General John B. Hood evacuated the Army of Tennessee from Atlanta, enabling Union forces to occupy the city on September 2, 1864. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Jonesborough Facts

August 31–September 1, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Jonesborough, also called the Battle of Jonesboro.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Jonesboro

Date

  • August 31–September 1, 1864

Location

  • Clayton County, near Jonesborough, Georgia, along the Macon and Western Railroad

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Tennessee
  • Army of the Ohio
  • Army of the Cumberland

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Hardee’s Corps (Army of Tennessee)
  • Lee’s Corps (Army of Tennessee)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 70,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 24,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,149 (killed, wounded, and missing/captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 2,000 (killed, wounded, and missing/captured)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • Following the Battle of Jonesborough, Confederate General John B. Hood evacuated the Army of Tennessee from Atlanta, enabling Union forces to occupy the city on September 2, 1864.

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

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

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Jonesborough Facts
  • Coverage August 31–September 1, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of jonesborough
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2021
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