The Battle of Griswoldville occurred on November 22, 1864. It was fought near the industrial town of Griswoldville that contained a Confederate pistol factory and other mills. Confederate militia forces under Gen. Pleasant Philips attacked Union forces in a pitched battle. The Union army repulsed the attack and the militia retired with numerous casualties. The battle was a Union victory, but the bravery of the Georgia militiamen who charged repeatedly into heavy fire, many of whom were older men and youths too old or too young for regular military service, is not forgotten.
Battleline Branch is now a quiet wooded stream and the scene of battle now old fields and woods. A small monument, kiosk and interpretive panels mark this lesser known, but important battlefield site. This seventeen acre portion of the battlefield is now owned by the state of Georgia and administered by Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, Juliette, for the Parks and Historic Sites Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
- 17 Acres
- Historic Marker
- Parking Area
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