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Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

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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.
 
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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.973450 | W -084.759683

Located Take I-20 exit #44. Turn onto Thornton Rd. (Hwy 278) West. Follow Hwy 278 West for 10 miles. Make a right onto Hwy 92. Travel North on Hwy 92 for approximately 6 miles. Look for brown Pickett's Mill signs as you continue. Turn left onto Due West Rd. Continue 2 miles. Turn right onto Mt. Tabor Church Rd. The site is 1/2 mile on the right.

Address
4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd
Dallas, GA 30157
Paulding County
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Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd
Dallas, GA 30157 View Details


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Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

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Phone
770-443-7850

Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
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...  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Trail Work Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
A trail workday is planned for Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We will be doing tasks to aid in erosion control, including installing water bars, lining trails,, and moving and spreading wood chips...  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Artifact Identification Day
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Confused about your Civil War artifacts? Bring them to the park to be identified. Program to be held in the Visitor's Center.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
151st Battle Commemoration
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Artillery demonstrations held during the day in remembrance of Captain Key's Battery and it's impact on the outcome of the battle.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Soldier's Life
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864.  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Help with controlling erosion on the Site's Historic Red and Blue Trails. Breaks and Buffers will be used to direct water away from the walking trails. A chance to help further preserve this unique battlefield.  Need Volunteers. 770-443-7850.
Fall Candlelight Tours
Friday, Nov 20, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Nov 20 & 21,2015 Confederate and Federal soldiers will recreate the night attack of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. During guided tours at 6:30, 7:30,and 8:30 PM, visitors will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance into the dark ravine and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment...  Available October 2015. 770-443-7850.
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, toys, games and celebrations of the period.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Contacts
James Wooten
Interpretive Ranger, Pickett's Mill Battlefield

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