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]

Battle of Rocky Face Ridge Facts

May 7–13, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge.

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Date

  • May 7–13, 1864

Location

  • Whitfield County, Georgia, near the town of Dalton

Campaign

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

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 Rocky Face Ridge Facts
  • Coverage May 7–13, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of rocky face ridge
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021
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