Welcome to www.n-georgia.com The Second Civil War Battle in Dalton - Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler and his cavalry raided into North Georgia to destroy railroad tracks and supplies.
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Continued Battle Description and Results
They approached Dalton in the late afternoon of August 14 and demanded the surrender of the garrison. The Union commander, Col. Bernard Laibolt, refused to surrender and fighting ensued.

Greatly outnumbered, the Union garrison retired to fortifications on a hill outside the town where they successfully held out, although the attack continued until after midnight. Skirmishing continued throughout the night.

Around 5 am, on the 15th, Wheeler retired and became engaged with relieving infantry and cavalry under Maj. Gen. James B. Steedman’s command. Eventually, Wheeler withdrew. The contending forces’ reports vary greatly in describing the fighting, the casualties, and the amount of track and supplies captured and destroyed.

This engagement was inconclusive, but since the Confederates withdrew, it may be termed a Union victory.

Results: Union victory (The Confederates withdrew.)
General Information
BulletLocation: Whitfield County
BulletCampaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864)
BulletDates: August 14-15, 1864
BulletPrincipal Commanders: Maj. Gen. James B. Steedman [US]; Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler [CS]
BulletForces Engaged: District of Etowah [US]; Wheeler’s cavalry force [CS]
BulletEstimated Casualties: Unknown
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