Key facts about the Battle of Nashville.
- December 15-16, 1864
- Davidson County, Tennessee, near the city of Nashville
- Franklin-Nashville Campaign
Principal Union commander(s):
- Major General George H. Thomas
Principal Confederate commander(s):
- Lieutenant General John Bell Hood
Union forces engaged:
- Army of the Cumberland
Confederate forces engaged:
- Army of Tennessee
Number of Union soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 55,000
Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 30,000
Estimated Union casualties:
- 3,061 (387 killed, 2,558 wounded,112 missing/captured)
Estimated Confederate casualties:
- 6,000 (1,500 killed/wounded, 4,500 missing/captured)
- Union victory
- After the Battle of Nashville, Major General George Thomas’ Union army pursued Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood and the Army of Tennessee for the ten days as they retreated back to Tupelo, Mississippi.
- After the Battle of Nashville, Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood resigned his command of the Army of Tennessee on January 23, 1865.
- The Battle of Nashville was the last large battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.