Portrait of John Bell Hood

The Union victory at the Battle of Peachtree Creek cost Confederate General John B. Hood nearly 5,000 men (killed, wounded, and captured or missing) during the Atlanta Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Peachtree Creek Facts

July 20, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Peachtree Creek.

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Date

  • July 20, 1864

Location

  • Fulton County, near Atlanta, Georgia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Cumberland

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 21,655

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 20,250

Estimated Union Casualties

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

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 5,000 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

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

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Peachtree Creek Facts
  • Coverage July 20, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of peachtree creek
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021
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