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NOTICE: Pickett's Mill is open Thursday-Saturday only.
Pickett’s Mill is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. Visitors can travel roads used by Federal and Confederate troops, see earthworks constructed by these men, and walk through the same ravine where hundreds died. An authentic 1800s pioneer cabin is furnished and open for tours during certain events.
On May 27, 1864, the Federal Army, having been stopped in its advance on Atlanta two days earlier by the Battle of New Hope Church, attempted to outflank the Confederate position. Some 14,000 Federal troops were selected for the task, and General Howard was given command. After a five-hour march, Howard’s force reached the vicinity of Pickett’s Mill and prepared to attack. Waiting were 10,000 Confederate troops under the command of General Cleburne. The Federal assault began at 5 p.m. and continued into the night. Daybreak found the Confederates still in possession of the field. The Federals had lost 1,600 men compared to the Confederate loss of 500. The Confederate victory resulted in a one-week delay of the Federal advance on Atlanta.
Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site Business Plan
Hours: Open Thursday - Saturday / 9AM-5PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Historic Site Admission:
- $5.50 Adults
- $3.50 Seniors (62+)
- $3.00 Youth (6-17)
Group rates available with advance notice.
• 765 Acres
• Picnic Tables
• Group Shelter ($250, Saturdays only, Kitchen facilities in shelter, playground nearby)
• Visitor Center – film, artifacts and exhibits
• Hiking – 4 miles of trails
• Bus Parking
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The Civil War History of Camp McDonald Presented by Michael Shaffer|
Saturday, Mar 8, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
|Experience a special lecture from Michael K. Shaffer, Assistant Director of Kennesaw State University’s Civil War Center. Hear the story of Big Shanty serving as the home of Camp McDonald, the largest Civil War training camp in Georgia. This camp witnessed more than 13,000 soldiers practicing the art of war between 1861 and 1863. $2 -$4. 770-443-7850.|
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill|
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
|Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what life was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch people cooking over a fire. Enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration as authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets are fired. $2-$4. 770-443-7850.|
150th Commemoration - Battle of Pickett's Mill|
Saturday, May 31, 2014
|Come watch real-time troop movements, infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, and see what life was like on the line. See how civilians survived as the Civil War came to Pickett's Mill. $2 -$4. 770-443-7850.|