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Ringgold Gap   

Other Names: None

Location: Catoosa County

Campaign: Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign (1863)

Date(s): November 27, 1863

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker [US]; Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne [CS]

Forces Engaged: Three divisions [US]; one division [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 912 total (US 432; CS 480)

Description: Following the Union victory at Missionary Ridge and the Rebel retreat, Yankee troops set out in pursuit. Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne’s command fell back to Ringgold Gap where the Western & Atlantic Railroad passed through Taylor’s Ridge. Maj. Gen. Joseph B. Hooker sent his force forward to seize the ridge, which it failed to do after five hours of heavy fighting.

Result(s): Confederate victory

CWSAC Reference #: GA005

Preservation Priority: I.3 (Class B)

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