Chattanooga, Battle of – Facts2019-03-19T20:09:56+00:00
Black and white photo of William H. Rosecrans.

Major General William S. Rosecrans led the Union Army of the Cumberland out of Nashville, Tennessee with orders to capture Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Battle of Chattanooga Facts

November 23 – 25, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Chattanooga.

Also known as:

  • Battles for Chattanooga

Date:

  • November 23-25, 1863

Location:

  • Outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Campaign:

  • Chattanooga

Principal Union commander(s):

  • Major General Ulysses S. Grant

Principal Confederate commander(s):

  • General Braxton Bragg

Union forces engaged:

  • Army of the Cumberland and Army of the Tennessee

Confederate forces engaged:

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union soldiers engaged:

  • Roughly 72,500

Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:

  • Roughly 49,000

Estimated Union casualties:

  • 5,815 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate casualties:

  • 6,670 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result:

  • Union victory

Significance:

  • The Union victory at the Battle of Chattanooga drove the Confederate Army of Tennessee into Georgia and paved the way for William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Chattanooga Facts
  • Coverage November 23 – 25, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of chattanooga, battle of orchard knob, battle of lookout mountain and battle of missionary ridge, army of the cumberland, army of the tennessee, army of tennessee, ulysses s. grant, braxton bragg, george thomas, william t. sherman, joseph hooker, chattanooga campaign
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date April 20, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 19, 2019

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