Battle of Resaca

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Battle of Resaca
Began:

May 13, 1864

Ended:

May 15, 1864

Location:

Gordon and Whitfield Counties, Georgia

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Atlanta Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Military Division of
the Mississippi

Army of Tennessee

Commanders

William T. Sherman
Major General, USA

Joseph E. Johnston
General, CSA

Strength

98,787

60,000

Casualties

2,747

2,800

  

Gen. Joseph E. Johnston had withdrawn from Rocky Face Ridge to the hills around Resaca. On the 13th, the Union troops tested the Rebel lines to pinpoint their whereabouts. The next day full scale fighting occurred, and the Union troops were generally repulsed except on the Rebel right flank where Sherman did not fully exploit his advantage. On the 15th, the battle continued with no advantage to either side until Sherman sent a force across the Oostanula River, at Lay’s Ferry, towards Johnston’s railroad supply line. Unable to halt this Union movement, Johnston was forced to retire. (NPS summary)

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