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Brice's Crossroads

Battle Name : Brice's Crossroads

Date(s) : 10 June 1864

Part of : American Civil War , Western Theatre, 1864 , Forrest's Operations, 1864 ,

Outcome : A victory for American Confederate Forces over American Union Forces

Type of battle : Land


Union Gen Sturgis was sent by Sherman to seek and destroy Forrest's raiders. He took 3,400 cavalry and 2,000 infantry with 12 guns and a long wagon train against Forrest's 3,000 riders. When they attacked, Forrect held them with a thin skirmish line, then sent larger parties to both flanks and a third clear round to the Union rear. Sturgis was routed, sustaining disproportionate casualties and loosing 10 of the guns and the whole wagon train.