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"Pickett's Mill State Historical Site" Georgia Off The Beaten Path Tip by goingsolo

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by goingsolo

Pickett's Mill was the site of a civil war battle inn which victory went to the South. In keepinng with the local pride for Georgia's Connfeederate "heroes", thte battlefield has been preserved as a historic site.

The battle over Pickett's Mill took place in May, 1864. The Federal Army had been stopped short of Atlanta and sought to outmaneuver the Confederates at Pickett's Mill. The10,000 Confederate troops were outnumbered but held their ground. By morning, the Union suffered three times the losses of the Confederate troops.

For a small fee, you can tour a portion of the area. There aare three hiking trails that loop around the site and pass the trenches dug by Confederate soldiers, an abandoned well, and a field where crops now grow.

Due to its remote location and the popularity of nearby Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield State Park, Pickett"s Mill is largely uncrowded. As a result, the grounds were eerily quiet, as if in somber tribute to those who lost their lives here.

To get to Pickett's Mill, take I-75 to exit 265 and head west on Cobb Parkway to hwy 92 South (Dallas Ackworth Road). From there, follow the signs to the site.

Phone: 770 443-7850

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  • Updated Jun 13, 2005
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