Battle Detail

Brices Cross Roads

Other Name:
Tishomingo Creek
Operations in Mobile Bat
June-August 1864
Principal Commanders:
Major General Samuel Sturgis [US] Major General Nathan Forrest [CS]
Forces Engaged:
10500 total (US 8500; CS 2000;)
Estimated Casualties:
3103 total (US 2610; CS 493;)
At the beginning of June 1864, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest set out with his cavalry corps of about 2,000 men to enter Middle Tennessee and destroy the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, which was carrying men and supplies to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman in Georgia. On June 10, 1864, Forrest's smaller Confederate force defeated a much larger Union column under Brig. Gen. Samuel Sturgis at Brice's Cross Roads. This brilliant tactical victory against long odds cemented Forrest's reputation as one of the foremost mounted infantry leaders of the war.
Confederate Victory
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