Battle of New Hope Church Facts

May 25–26, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of New Hope Church.

Black and photo of William T. Sherman on horseback.

After the Union defeat at the Battle of New Hope Church, Major General William T. Sherman continued to search for a way around the Confederate Army of Tennessee during his Atlanta Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]


  • May 25–26, 1864


  • Paulding County, Georgia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Tennessee
  • Army of the Ohio
  • Army of the Cumberland,

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,600 (killed (700), wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 300 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Confederate victory

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Atlanta Campaign in order.