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Battle of Missionary Ridge Facts

November 25, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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Date

  • November 25, 1863

Location

  • Near the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

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)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • 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.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Missionary Ridge Facts
  • Coverage November 25, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of missionary ridge
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 12, 2021
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