Black and photo of William T. Sherman on horseback.

Although Major General William T. Sherman’s Union forces won the Battle of Kolb’s Farm, they failed to achieve their primary objective of turning the Confederate flank during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Kolb's Farm Facts

June 22, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Kolb's Farm.

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Date

  • June 22, 1864

Location

  • Cobb County, around Marietta, Georgia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Ohio (18th Corps)
  • Army of the Cumberland (20th Corps)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee (Hood’s Corps)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 15,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 14,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 300 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

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

Result

  • Union victory

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 Kolb's Farm Facts
  • Coverage June 22, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of kolb's farm
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021
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