- November 25, 1863
- Near the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Ulysses S. Grant
- Major General George Thomas
- Major General William T. Sherman
Principal Confederate Commanders
- General Braxton Bragg
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of the Cumberland
- Army of the Tennessee
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Tennessee
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 56,359
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 44,010
Estimated Union Casualties
- 5,153 total (664 killed, 4,251 wounded, 238 captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 6,667 total, (361 killed, 2,160 wounded, 4,146 captured/missing)
- Union victory
- The Battle of Missionary Ridge was the last battle in the Union’s attempt to break a Confederate siege of the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- After the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga became an important supply center for Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign in 1864.
- Some historians consider the Army of the Cumberland’s ascent of Missionary Ridge to be one of the American Civil War’s most dramatic events.
Timeline of the Chattanooga Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Chattanooga Campaign in order.
- October 28–29, 1863 — Battle of Wauhatchie
- November 24–25, 1863 — Battle of Chattanooga
- November 23, 1863 — Battle of Orchard Knob
- November 24, 1863 — Battle of Lookout Mountain
- November 25, 1863 — Battle of Missionary Ridge
- November 27, 1863 — Battle of Ringgold Gap