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Battle of Pine Knob

Beginning on 1864/06/15 and ending 1864/06/15

On June 15, 1864, General Sherman ordered Joseph Hooker´s XX [20th] Army Corps to launch an attack on General Cleburne´s division of Hardee´s Corp. Planned as a coordinated mile wide attack by three 5,000 man divisions (Butterfield´s, Geary´s and William´s), on a front extending from Gilgal eastward to Pine Knob, it was hoped to break the undermanned Confederate battle line forcing a retreat. A failed attempt, this Federal attack on June 15th resulted in over 550 casualties in Geary´s division at Pine Knob and nearly 200 of Butterfield´s at Gilgal Church.



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Battle of Pine Knob, June 15, 1864
Military Action at Gilgal Church
The Reversed Trench