Battle of Decatur

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Battle of Decatur
Began:

October 26, 1864

Ended:

October 29, 1864

Location:

Morgan and Limestone Counties, Alabama

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Franklin-Nashville Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Union garrison
Detachments from various commands

Army of Tennessee

Commanders

Robert S. Granger
Brigadier General, USA

John B. Hood
Lieutenant General, CSA

Strength

5,000

Casualties

155

450

  

As Gen. John B. Hood began the Franklin-Nashville Campaign during the fall of 1864, his Army of Tennessee demonstrated against Decatur, Alabama, October 26-29, in an attempt to cross the Tennessee River. Union forces, under the command of Brig. Gen. Robert S. Granger for most of the battle, numbered only about 5,000 men, but successfully prevented the much larger Confederate force from crossing the river. [1]

References

  1. NPS.gov: NPS Battle Summaries
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