Key facts about the American Civil War Franklin-Nashville Campaign.
Also Known As
- Hood’s Campaign
- Hood’s Tennessee Campaign
Date and Location
- September 18–December 27, 1864
- Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee
Timeline of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Frankin-Nashville Campaign in order.
- November 24–28, 1864 — Battle of Columbia
- November 29, 1864 — Battle of Spring Hill
- November 30, 1864 — Battle of Franklin
- December 15–16, 1864 — Battle of Nashville
Principal Union Commanders
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Lieutenant General John Bell Hood
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of the Cumberland
- Army of the Ohio
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Tennessee
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 60,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 39,000
Estimated Union Casualties
- Undetermined, but at least 5,800 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- Undetermined, but at least 12,700 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
- Union victory
Impact of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign
- Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s army entered Tennessee with over 30,000 men but left with 15–18,000.
- The Franklin-Nashville Campaign ended when Major General George H. Thomas’s army drove Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s army out of Tennessee after the Union victory at the Battle of Nashville (December 15–16, 1864).
- After leading the Army of Tennessee to Tupelo, Mississippi, Lieutenant General John Bell Hood resigned his command on January 23, 1865.