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NOTICE: Pickett's Mill is open Thursday-Saturday only.
NOTICE: Starting Wednesday (April 29th), various fields at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield will be cut.  Keeping these openings clear will allow visitors to experience conditions more in-line to those during the battle.  Also, removing thick vegetation will promote growth of the Georgia Aster, as well as other rare plant species of concern.  We apologize for any inconvenience while we perform this necessary work over a period of several days pending favorable weather conditions.

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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Upcoming Events
Trail Maintenance - Your State Parks Day
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fall Candlelight Tours
Get Outdoors Georgia
Friday, Nov 20, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM

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