Key facts about the Battle of Orchard Knob.
- November 23, 1863
- Southeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Principal Union Commanders
- Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Brigadier General Arthur Manigault
Union Forces Eengaged
- Wood’s Division of the 4th Corps (Army of the Cumberland)
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Two regiments of Manigault’s Brigade (28th Alabama and 24th Alabama) of the Army of Tennessee
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 14,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 600
Estimated Union Casualties
- 1,100 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 600 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
- Union victory
- The Battle of Orchard Knob was the first engagement of the Federal breakout from the Siege of Chattanooga.
Timeline of the Chattanooga Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Chattanooga Campaign in order.