Key facts about the American Civil War Chattanooga Campaign.
Date and Location
- September 21–November 27, 1863
- Near the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and in Northern Georgia
Timeline of the Chattanooga Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Chattanooga Campaign in order.
- October 28–29, 1863 — Battle of Wauhatchie
- November 24–25, 1863 — Battle of Chattanooga
- November 23, 1863 — Battle of Orchard Knob
- November 24, 1863 — Battle of Lookout Mountain
- November 25, 1863 — Battle of Missionary Ridge
- November 27, 1863 — Battle of Ringgold Gap
Principal Union Commanders
Principal Confederate Commanders
- General Braxton Bragg
Union Forces Engaged
- Military Division of the Mississippi (Army of the Cumberland, Army of the Tennessee)
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Tennessee
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 56,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 44,000
Estimated Union Casualties
- 6,000 casualties (killed, wounded, and missing/captured)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 6,600 casualties (killed, wounded, and missing/captured)
- Union victory
Impact of the Chattanooga Campaign
- The Chattanooga Campaign was the Union’s attempt to break a Confederate siege of the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Engagements in the Chattanooga Campaign included the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Seminary Ridge.
- 753 Union soldiers were killed during the Chattanooga Campaign.
- 361 Confederate soldiers were killed during the Chattanooga Campaign.
- The Chattanooga Campaign gave the Union uncontested control of Chattanooga, the “Gateway to the Lower South.”
- After the Chattanooga Campaign, Chattanooga became an important supply center for Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign in 1864.
- The Chattanooga Campaign was General Ulysses S. Grant’s last campaign in the western theater of the American Civil War.
- Some historians consider the Army of the Cumberland’s ascent of Missionary Ridge to be one of the American Civil War’s most dramatic events.