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The battle of Ringgold Gap - Civil War in GA
HDQR. Mil. Div. OF THE MISS.
Special Order
In the Field, near Decatur, Ga.,
No. 39.
July 19, 1864.


The following Confederate Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Ringgold Gap fought on November 27, 1863 during the American Civil War. The Union order of battle is listed separately.

 


Abbreviations used

Military rank

Other
  • w = wounded
  • mw = mortally wounded
  • k = killed

 


Confederate Order of Battle - Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign [1]
The battle of Ringgold Gap

Army of Tennessee
Gen Braxton Bragg

Breckinridge's Corps
MG John C. Breckinridge


 

 

Confederate strength of forces and casualties for Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne command during the Battle of Ringgold Gap. [2]



In his official report dated December 9, 1863, General Cleburne reports that:

I took into the fight: In Polk´s brigade, 545; Lowrey´s brigade, 1,330; Smith´s (Texas) brigade, 1,266; Liddell´s brigade, 1,016 effective men, making a total of 4,157 bayonets.


My loss was 20 killed, 190 wounded, and 11 missing. I am confident the enemys loss was out of all proportion greater than mine.


The conduct of officers and men in this fight needs no comment every man, as far as I know, did his whole duty.



 



References

  1. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 31, Part 2, O.R. No. 218, p 647 - 664
     • Wikipedia - Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign Confederate order of battle  [Online] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattanooga-Ringgold_Campaign_Confederate_order_of_battle
  2. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 31, Part 2, O.R. No. 248, p 757
  3. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 31, Part 2, O.R. No. 248, pp 753-758, O.R. No. 249, p 758