Black and white photo of William T. Sherman.

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was the last major frontal assault Union commander William T. Sherman ordered during the American Civil War. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Facts

June 27, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

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Date

  • June 27, 1864

Location

  • Cobb County, around Marietta, Georgia

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

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 99,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 50,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 3,000 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,000 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Significance

  • The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain lasted about four hours.
  • The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was the last major frontal assault Union commander William T. Sherman ordered during the American Civil War.

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

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

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Facts
  • Coverage June 27, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of kennesaw mountain
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 28, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021
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