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]

Battle of Spring Hill Facts

November 29, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Spring Hill.



  • 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.


Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Spring Hill Facts
  • Coverage November 29, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of spring hill
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 9, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 25, 2022