Key facts about the Battle of Mill Springs, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek and the Battle of Logan's Crossroads.
Also known as:
- Battle of Fishing Creek
- Battle of Logan’s Cross Roads
- January 19, 1862
- Pulaski and Wayne counties, near Nancy, Kentucky
- Offensive in Eastern Kentucky
Principal Union commander(s):
- Brigadier General George H. Thomas
Principal Confederate commander(s):
- Major General George B. Crittenden
Union forces engaged:
- 1st Division, Army of the Ohio
- Brigadier General. A. Schoepf’s Brigade
Confederate forces engaged:
- Zollicoffer’s Brigade (District of East Tennessee)
- Carroll’s Brigade (District of East Tennessee)
Number of Union soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 4,400
Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 5,900
Estimated Union casualties:
- 250 (killed, wounded and missing/captured)
Estimated Confederate casualties:
- 525 (killed, wounded and missing/captured)
- Union victory
- 39 Union soldiers were killed during the Battle of Mill Springs.
- 125 Confederate soldiers were killed during the Battle of Mill Springs.
- The Union victory at Battle of Mill Springs was instrumental in breaking the Confederate line of defense in eastern Kentucky early in the Civil War.
- The Union victory at Battle of Mill Springs enabled the Union to force the war into Middle Tennessee in February 1862.
- The Battle of Mill Springs was the second largest Civil War Battle fought in Kentucky.
- The Battle of Mill Springs was the first significant Union victory of the American Civil War.