Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

 
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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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GPS Coordinates:
N 33.973450 | W -084.759683

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


Address
4432 Mount Tabor Church Road
Dallas, GA 30157
Paulding County
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Phone
770-443-7850

152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
This battle was one of the few Confederate victories. Witness artillery and musket firing demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a soldier at this battle. See how civilians were affected by this battle. Finish the afternoon with a guided interpretive hike on the actual battlefield.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Civil War Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 to Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Join us for this Civil War-themed Junior Ranger Camp. Ages between 8 and 12 years old. See black powder weapons firing, including a cannon. Feel a slithering snake in your hand, get your feet wet in a creek hike while earning a Junior Ranger badge. Pre-Registration is required.  $60. 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 until Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10 AM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Join us to learn about the life of Soldiers and Civilians during the Civil War. See civilian and military living History Demonstrations. Later that night, participate in a guided interpretive tour. Relive the tense moments of the night battle at Pickett's Mill. Preregistration is required.  $10.00 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Hidden Gem Series: Diversity of Native Plants at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Pickett's Mill boasts a large variety of native plants. The biodiversity of habitats fosters growth of a number of plant communities. Join a ranger in exploring the rolling hills, wide-open fields, the steep, rocky ledges, and low-lying mesic areas...  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Hidden Gem
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Help decorate the tree. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, 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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