The 14th Army Corps under General Thomas
, the 20th Corps under General McCook
, and the 21st Corps under General Crittenden
, of the National
Army of the Cumberland,
attacked the Confederate Army of the Tennessee
at Hoover's Gap, Tenn.
, June 24, 1863.
succeeded in driving the Confederates
from Hoover's Gap
, and McCook
secured possession of Liberty Gap. General Bragg
, not feeling strong enough to meet Rosecrans
in battle, retreated across the Tennessee River
The campaign, in which this engagement was one of several, lasted from June 23 to July 7; resulted in putting the Army of the Cumberland in control of the country from Murfreesboro
; and is known officially as the Tullahoma campaign.
See Bragg, Braxton
; Rosecrans, William Starke