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Battle Detail

Dallas

Other Name:
New Hope Church, Pumpkin Creek
Campaign:
Morgan's Raid Into Kentucky
Date(s):
May-September 1864
Principal Commanders:
General William Sherman [US] Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Johnston [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US ; CS est.)
Estimated Casualties:
1880 total (US 380; CS 1500)
Description:
Johnston's army fell back from the vicinity of Cassville-Kinston, first to Allatoona Pass and then to the Dallas area and entrenched. Sherman's army tested the Rebel line while entrenching themselves. The Battle of Dallas occurred on May 28 when Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's Army of the Tennessee corps, to exploit any weakness or possible withdrawal. Fighting ensued at two different points, but the Rebels were repulsed, suffering high casualties. Sherman continued looking for a way around Johnston's line, and, on June 1, his cavalry occupied Allatoona Pass, which had a railroad and would allow his men and supplies to reach him by train. Sherman abandoned his lines at Dallas on June 5 and moved toward the railhead at Allatoona Pass forcing Johnston to follow soon afterwards.
Results:
Union Victory
CWSAC Reference #:
GA011
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