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|Battle of Middletown|
|Part of the American Civil War|
|United States||Federated States|
|Commanders and leaders|
Simon B. Buckner
William S. Rosencrans (WIA)
Army of Central Kentucky
Army of the Cumberland
Army of the Ohio
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Middletown was the key battle of the Columbus Campaign in the American Civil War. It spelled the failure of that campaign, with a major Federation victory, and caused a Union retreat. Although William S. Rosencrans was the Commander of the Union Army, James A. Garfield was the real hero for the Federation, after taking over for William S. Rosencrans when he was wounded. Rosencrans would retire from the army after being wounded, and James A. Garfield would assume control of the Army of the Ohio. Rosencrans would recover and become a Representative from Ohio in 1858, amidst the Civil War.
The battle was a vital victory for the Federation, and fended off the attempt at dividing the country through Union control of Ohio.