Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

 
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» Temporary Exhibit:
› One of two original cannons used during this battle is now on display in the museum, on loan from Atlanta History Center.
» Pet Notice:
› Leashed pets are allowed on historic site trails, however, they are not allowed in buildings. Please view our Park Rules page for more information.
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.

Directions

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

Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Join civilian reenactors at our original 164-year-old log cabin. We will be tilling the garden, cooking over a fire, portraying daily life of the mid-19th century, plus period games for kids.  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Guided Hike to Pickett's Mill
Saturday, May 13, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Enjoy a hike with a ranger to the original site of Pickett's Mill. There, you'll learn what it was used for and why it was so important to the Pickett family.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
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