Battle of Rocky Face Ridge Facts

May 7–13, 1864

Battle of Rocky Face Ridge facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

The Battle of Rocky Ridge was a Union victory because Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston (pictured here) yielded ground to Major General William T. Sherman’s drive toward Atlanta, Georgia. [Wikimedia Commons]


  • May 7–13, 1864


  • Whitfield County, Georgia, near the town of Dalton


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

  • Unreported

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • Unreported


  • Union victory

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

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