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The Battle

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The Battle of Pickett's Mill: Along the Dead-Line
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          The Battle of Pickett’s Mill was fought on May 27th, 1864 in rural Paulding County, Georgia.  It was the second of three battles fought along a line of entrenchments running from Dallas, Georgia northeast to the area around the mill owned by the Widow Pickett.  The battle was a bloody defeat for the Union.  The overall Union commander, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, left it completely out of his own memoir.
          The battlefield is small, but it is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the country.  Other than the Visitor’s Center no modern facilities exist in the park.  There are no monuments to the units that fought there.  The only improvements that have been made are the upkeep of the trails in the park (many of which were also present during the battle), small trail markers, and a few bridges across the creek.  The battlefield essentially looks exactly as it did in 1864.  The park encompasses the entire battlefield and more, ensuring that, even with future encroachment from urban development, the heart of the park will remain as it was two centuries ago.
          Come take a short virtual tour of Pickett’s Mill, and then go visit the battlefield yourself one day!


Directions
Pickett's Mill Historic Site

4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd
Dallas , GA 30157


From I-20:  Take I-20 exit #44. Turn left onto Thornton Rd. (Hwy 278) West. Follow Hwy 278 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.

From I-75:  Exit #278 Glade Road and go south.  Turn right on Lake Acworth Drive.  Turn Right on U. S. Hwy 41 North Cobb Parkway.  Turn Left on GA Hwy 92 Old Acworth-Dallas Hwy.  Turn left on Mount Tabor Church Road.  Follow the brown signs to the Park on the left.  If you reach Due West Road you have gone too far.


            James Wooten, the Interpretive Ranger at Pickett's Mill Historic Site, was instrumental in providing detailed information and helping out with all the little questions that helped make the description of this battle as accurate as possible.  Thank you!

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