Nashville, Battle of – Facts2019-03-27T18:08:15+00:00
Battle of Nashville
Battle of Nashville

Battle of Nashville Facts

December 15 – 16, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Nashville.

Date:

  • December 15-16, 1864

Location:

  • Davidson County, Tennessee, near the city of Nashville

Campaign:

  • 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)

Result:

  • Union victory

Significance:

  • 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.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Nashville Facts
  • Coverage December 15 – 16, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of nashville
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date April 20, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 27, 2019

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