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]

Battle of New Hope Church Facts

May 25–26, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of New Hope Church.



  • 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.


Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of New Hope Church Facts
  • Coverage May 25–26, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of new hope church
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 16, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022