Battle of Nashville Timeline (December 15th - 16th, 1864)


The Battle of Nashville was a needed victory for the Confederacy as 1864 came to an end - however the Union claimed the battle and Confederate losses were heavy.

There are a total of (3) Battle of Nashville Timeline (December 15th - 16th, 1864) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.

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UNION VICTORY
COMMAND(S):
George H. Thomas
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of the Cumberland
STRENGTH:
55,000 men
CASUALTIES*:
3,061 men (5.6%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
Confederate flag
COMMAND(S):
John Bell Hood
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of Tennessee
STRENGTH:
30,000 men
CASUALTIES*:
6,000 men (20.0%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
FORCE STRENGTH
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Grey Confederate soldier cap
CASUALTIES COMPARISON
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Day-by-Day Timeline of Events


December 1, 1864

Confederate forces under the command of General John Hood of the Army of Tennessee amass outside of Nashville. Numbers will soon reach 30,000 for the Battle of Nashville by mid-month.

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December 15, 1864

The Battle of Nashville (Tennessee) begins with a Confederate force of 30,000 under General Hood facing General Thomas and his 55,000-strong Union army.

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December 16, 1864

The Battle of Nashville ends as a Union victory for General George Thomas. Confederate General Hood's losses are double (6,000 to 3,061) what Union forces see. The end of the fighting also spells the end for the Army of Tennessee.

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