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Battle Detail

New Hope Church

Other Name:
Campaign:
Morgan's Raid Into Kentucky
Date(s):
May-September 1864
Principal Commanders:
General William Sherman [US] Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Johnston [CS] Major General Joseph Hooker [US]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US ; CS est.)
Estimated Casualties:
1015 total (US 665; CS 350)
Description:
After Johnston retreated to Allatoona Pass on May 19-20, Sherman decided that he would most likely pay dearly for attacking Johnston there, so he determined to move around Johnston's left flank and steal a march toward Dallas. Johnston anticipated Sherman's move and met the Union forces at New Hope Church. Sherman mistakenly surmised that Johnston had a token force and ordered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's corps to attack. This corps was severely mauled. On the 26th, both sides en-trenched, and skirmishing continued throughout the day. Actions the next day in this area are discussed under Pickett's Mills.
Results:
Confederate Victory
CWSAC Reference #:
GA010
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