Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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Phone
770-443-7850

Lecture by Dr. Michael Shafer
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Dr. Michael Shafer will examine Sherman's March to the Sea and it's impact on the state of Georgia. The lecture will be held in the Visitor's Center.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Lecture: Stephen Briggs
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Stephen Briggs will lecture on the Battle of Pickett's Mill and it's importance during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. The lecture will be held in the Visitor's Center.  $3.00 to $5.50 770-443-7850.
Soldier's Life
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/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.
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Apr 18, 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.
Contacts
James Wooten
Interpretive Ranger, Pickett's Mill Battlefield

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