Ringgold Gap, GA

Date(s): November 27, 1863

Campaign(s): Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign [November 1863]

Battles in Campaign:

Situation:

Commanders:

  • Union: Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker

  • Confederate: Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne

Principal Forces:

  • Union: Three divisions

  • Confederate: One division

Description:

  • Following the Union victory at Missionary Ridge and the Rebel retreat, Union troops set out in pursuit.

  • Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne’s command fell back to Ringgold Gap where the Western & Atlantic Railroad passed through Taylor’s Ridge.

  • Maj. Gen. Joseph B. Hooker sent his force forward to seize the ridge, which it failed to do after five hours of heavy fighting.

Photo Gallery:1

Marker describing the Battle of Ringgold Gap

Marker describing the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Ringgold Gap

Marker describing the Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Ringgold Gap

Map of the Battles of the Atlanta Campaign

Map of the Battles of the Atlanta Campaign

Map of the Battles of the Atlanta Campaign

Western & Atlantic Depot

Western & Atlantic Depot

Western & Atlantic Depot

Memorial Stones at the Western & Atlantic Depot

Memorial Stones at the Western & Atlantic Depot

Memorial Stones at the Western & Atlantic Depot

 

Classification2: B

Casualties3:

  • Union: 432

  • Confederate: 480

Results: Confederate Victory

Battlefield Websites: 

Lodging and Restaurants: Georgia Tourism

Recommended Resources:


1 Please click on the image to enlarge it. You may copy the images if you include the following note and link with each image: "Courtesy of civil-war-journeys.org."

2 Classification:

  • A - having a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war

  • B - having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign

  • C - having observable influence on the outcome of a campaign

  • D - having a limited influence on the outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important local objectives

3 Casualties are someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.

Revised 03/10/2012