Portrait of Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Although Union Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry destroyed some railroad track and Confederate supplies at the Battle of Lovejoy’s Station, the Rebels repaired the damage to the line and had the railroad operational within two days. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Lovejoy's Station Facts

August 20, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Lovejoy's Station.

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Date

  • August 20, 1864

Location

  • Clayton County, Georgia at Lovejoy’s Station, on the Macon and Western Railroad

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Brigadier General William H. Jackson’s Cavalry Division
  • Major General Patrick Cleburne’s Infantry Division of the Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 1 Cavalry Division

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 1 Cavalry Division

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 237 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 240 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Significance

  • Although Kilpatrick’s men destroyed some track and supplies, the Rebels repaired the damage to the line and had the railroad operational within two days.

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 Lovejoy's Station Facts
  • Coverage August 20, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of lovejoy's station
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2021