Battle of Ringgold Gap - Joseph Hooker's Union Forces Defeated

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.

The Battle of Ringgold Gap was fought November 27, 1863, in Northwest Georgia during the American Civil War. It was a Confederate victory, because it gave their artillery and wagon trains safe passage to retreat through the "Ringgold Gap" mountain pass and caused high Federal casualties.