Battle of Spring Hill Facts

November 29, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Spring Hill.

Portrait of John Bell Hood

Because of poor leadership, miscommunication, and confusion in the Confederate ranks, General John Bell Hood’s opportunity to capture Nashville and possibly bring a negotiated settlement to the war by invading Kentucky and Ohio vanished. [Wikimedia Commons]


  • November 29, 1864


  • Maury County, near the town of Spring Hill, Tennessee


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Ohio (4th and 23rd Army Corps)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 28,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 35,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 350 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 500 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Union victory

Timeline of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Frankin-Nashville Campaign in order.