Key facts about the Battle of Ringgold Gap.
- November 27, 1863
- Catoosa County, Georgia
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Joseph Hooker
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Patrick Cleburne
Union Forces Engaged
- 11th Army Corps
- 12th Army Corps
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Cleburne’s Division (the Army of Tennessee)
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 12,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 4,100
Estimated Union Casualties
- 432 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 480 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
- Confederate victory
- Eyewitnesses to the battle claimed that federal losses were much higher than Major General Joseph Hooker reported.
- Cleburne’s small force held Hooker’s 12,000 men at bay for five hours, buying time for General Braxton Bragg to reassemble the disorganized Army of Tennessee at Dalton, Georgia following its defeat at the Battle of Missionary Ridge.
- After the Battle of Ringgold Gap, Union General Ulysses S. Grant ended the pursuit of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
- The Battle of Ringgold Gap was the last engagement of the Chattanooga Campaign.
Timeline of the Chattanooga Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Chattanooga Campaign in order.