Black and white photo of William H. Rosecrans.

On June 24, 1863, Union Major General William Rosecrans launched his successful Tullahoma Campaign, which secured middle Tennessee for the Union within a month. [Wikimedia Commons]

Tullahoma Campaign Facts

June 24–July 3, 1863

Key facts about the Tullahoma Campaign

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Also Known As

  • Middle Tennessee Campaign

Date and Location

  • June 24–July 3, 1863
  • South-central Tennessee, between Murfreesboro and Chattanooga

Timeline of the Tullahoma Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Tullahoma Campaign in order.

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Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Cumberland

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 50,000–60,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 45,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 569 (83 killed, 473 wounded, and 13 captured or missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • Undetermined

Result

  • Union victory

Impact of the Tullahoma Campaign

  • Confederate casualties during the Tullahoma Campaign are unknown because commanding General Braxton Bragg wrote no battle reports, but the Union army captured 1,634 Confederates.
  • Although Confederate General Braxton Bragg was able to evacuate his army, William Rosecrans’s successful Tullahoma Campaign drove the Confederacy out of Middle Tennessee.
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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Tullahoma Campaign Facts
  • Coverage June 24–July 3, 1863
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 14, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 12, 2022
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