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First Battle of Chattanooga

First Battle of Chattanooga
Part of American Civil War
Date June 7, 1862 (1862-06-07) – June 8, 1862 (1862-06-08)
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee
Result Union victory[1]
United States (Union) CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
James S. Negley Edmund Kirby Smith
Units involved
Negley's Division, Army of the Ohio Army of Kentucky
1 division
Casualties and losses
23 65

The First Battle of Chattanooga was a minor artillery battle in the American Civil War, fought on June 7–8, 1862.


  • Background 1
  • Battle 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5


In late spring 1862, the Confederacy split its forces in Chattanooga, Tennessee into several small commands in an attempt to complicate Federal operations. Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel received orders to take his division to Huntsville, Alabama, to repair railroads in the area. Soon, he occupied more than 100 miles along the Nashville & Chattanooga and Memphis & Charleston railroads. In May, Mitchel and his men sparred with Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's men.[1]


After Mitchel received command of all Federal troops between Nashville and Huntsville on May 29, he ordered capture the Cumberland Gap on June 18, 1862.

See also


  1. ^ a b c NPS


  • National Park Service battle description
  • CWSAC Report

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