Battle of Ringgold Gap

Battle of Ringgold Gap
Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
Synopsis
Date November 27, 1863
Location Catoosa County
Result Confederate Victory
Belligerents
Flag of the United States United States (Union)
Flag of Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders
Joseph Hooker
Patrick R. Cleburne
Forces Engaged
Army of the
Cumberland
Army of Tennessee
Strength
approx. 8,498 [†]
approx. 4,157 [1]
Casualties and losses
507 [Wikipedia]
221 [2]

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Confederate Order of Battle - Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
Army of Tennessee
Gen Braxton Bragg

Breckinridge's Corps
MG John C. Breckinridge


 


 

Union Order of Battle - Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 24, 1863 — December 1, 1863

Military Division of the Mississippi
Major-General Ulysses S. Grant

U. S. Army, commanding Eleventh and Twelfth Army Corps
Major-General Joseph Hooker




 


 


 


 
Return of Casualties in the Union forces. [*]
 
[Author — See Vol 31, part 2 OR 8, Page 80; Return of Casualties in the Union forces.]
 
COMMAND
Killed
Wounded
Missing
Aggregate
 
Commissioned.
Enlisted.
Total.
Commissioned.
Enlisted.
Total.
Commissioned.
Enlisted.
Total.
Commissioned.
Enlisted.
Total.
ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
Maj. Gen. GEORGE H. THOMAS.

FOURTH ARMY CORPS.
Maj. Gen. GORDON GRANGER.

FIRST DIVISION.
Brig. Gen. CHARLES CRUFT.

Second Brigade.
Brig. Gen. WAITER C. WHITAKER.
                       
96 th Illinois
  1 1   12 12           15
35th Indiana
      1 10 11       1 10 11
8th Kentucky
        4 4         4 4
40th Ohio
1 11 12 1 15 16   2 2 2 28 30
51st Ohio
  1 1 1 4 5       1 5 6
99th Ohio
  3 3 1 12 13       1 15 13
Total
1 16 17 6 57 63   2 2 7 75 82
 
                       
Thrid Brigade.
Col. William Grose.
                       
59th Illinois
                       
75th Illinois
                       
75th Illinois
                       
9th Indiana
                       
36th Indiana
                       
24th Ohio
                       
Total Third Brigade
                       
Total First Division
                       
                       

Notes:

* NOTE: Includes skirmishes at Orchard Knob (or Indian Hill) and Bushy Knob (23d); battle of Lookout Mountain and skirmish at foot of Missionary Ridge (24th); Battle of Missionary Ridge (25th); skirmishes at Chickamauga Station, Pea Vine Valley, Pigeon Hills, Tenn., and near Graysville, Ga. (26th), and engagement Ringgold Gap, Taylor´s Ridge, Ga. (27th).


Of the three division involved in the battle, only General Geary provides a detailed number of troops under his command at the Battle of Ringgold Gap. At the beginning of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, General Osterhaus division had 3,375 [OR 191] Infantry while General Cruft had 1,624 Infantry. Both of these two division would have lost men killed, wounded of missing at the Battle of Missionary Ridge and would not have been available at Ringgold. Many sources place the strength of General Hooker forces at 12,000, assuming that each division was at full strength with 4,000 men each.







For more information on The Battle of Ringgold Gap, see:

  1. CWSAC Battle Summary - Ringgold Gap
  2. Wikipedia - Battle of Ringgold Gap
  3. New Georgia Encyclopedia - Battle of Chickamauga
  4. About North Georgia - The Battle of Ringgold Gap
  5. The Civil War in Georgia - The Official Records of the War Of The Rebellion - The Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign



References

Under constrution
  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. 248, p 757
  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