Battle of Picketts Mill - near Dallas, GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GeorgiaDawg83
N 33° 58.455 W 084° 46.221
16S E 705985 N 3761541
Quick Description: Sherman lost 3000 men at Pickett's Mill on Friday, May 27, 1864. This was his worst defeat along with the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the whole campaign for Atlanta. This area was called, "The Hell Hole", by Sherman's troops.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2008 12:21:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM493X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 88

Long Description:
On May 27, 1864 Sherman sent Gen. Oliver Howard's Divisions to attack Johnston's right flank. Instead they ran right into Gen. Granbury's Texas Brigade of Gen. Patrick Cleburne's Division near Pickett's Mill. The union troops advanced up a long slope toward the confederate lines where there was a large salient. Confederate cavalry shot at them from the left flank across Pumpkinvine Creek. They were literally slaughtered with bullets coming from three different directions at point blank range. Gen. Cleburne estimated the union dead on the field to be 3,000. Sherman completely left out any mention of this battle in his military memoirs after the war because he was so ashamed. The best facts about this battlefield are the terrain remains unchanged and the same dirt roads used by the Confederate troops in 1864 still exist. Most pristine Civil War battlefield in the Southeast.
Name of Battle:
The Battle of Pickett's Mill

Name of War: The American Civil War

Entrance Fee: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Parking: N 33° 58.465 W 084° 46.252

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 05/27/1864

Date of Battle (End): 5/27/1864

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