Union Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
Confederate Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne
**Missing and Captured
Conclusion: Confederate Victory
BATTLE SUMMARYFollowing the Union victory at Missionary Ridge, Union troops set out in pursuit of the Confederates retreating toward Dalton, Georgia. Intending to delay the Union pursuit, Maj. General Patrick Cleburne's command fell back and established a blocking position at Ringgold Gap where the Western & Atlantic Railroad passed through Taylor's Ridge.