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Newnan in Coweta County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Brown's Mill

 
 
Battle of Brown's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Wood, September 19, 2003
1. Battle of Brown's Mill Marker
Inscription. On July 27, 1864, Brig. Gen. E. M. McCook with 3,600 Federal calvary began a raid to destroy railroads south of Atlanta and release 32,000 Federal prisoners at Andersonville. Three miles south of Newnan on July 30th, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler with 1,400 Confederate calvary caught and routed the Federals, captured about 2,000 men, several ambulances, a full battery and released 500 Confederate prisoners. Here General Wheeler whipped the "pick" of the Federal calvary and saved Newnan from capture and possible destruction.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 038-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 22.477′ N, 84° 47.985′ W. Marker is in Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta County. Marker is at the intersection of East Court Square (U.S. 29) and South Court Square, on the left when traveling north on East Court Square. Click for map. At the original Coweta County Courthouse (now the Coweta County Probate Court). Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Square, Newnan GA 30263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Hospitals (a few steps from
Battle of Brown's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Richardson, April 27, 2008
2. Battle of Brown's Mill Marker
The Coweta County Courthouse is in the background. The Battle of Brown's Mill Marker is the second marker from the left.
this marker); Coweta County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of General Daniel Newnan (within shouting distance of this marker); Coweta County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Coweta County (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor William Yates Atkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); William McIntosh (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Newnan.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Brown's Mill. The site of the battle is to the southwest of the town of Newnan. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Refurbished Marker in new location to far left of Probate Court grounds. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2016
3. Refurbished Marker in new location to far left of Probate Court grounds.
Brown's Mill Battlefield located at 155 Millard Farmer Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2016
4. Brown's Mill Battlefield located at 155 Millard Farmer Road
The Brown's Mill Battlefield Historic Civil War Site in Newnan, Ga., opened to the public in July 2013, nearly 149 years after the day of the significant battle. The 104-acre site is dedicated to the Confederate and Union soldiers who fought and died there on July 30, 1864, and to the Confederate and Union medical staffs who tended to the wounded after the battle. As a result of the battle, Major General William T. Sherman was forced to adopt new tactics for the Atlanta Campaign.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,359 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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