Inscription. After the successful defense at New Hope Church by Hood’s Corps [CS], May 25, 1864, Johnston [CS] extended his right NE to keep pace with the Federal leftward shift to outflank him.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
|1. Battle of Pickett’s Mill Marker|
Elements of the 4th, 14th and 23rd Corps under Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard [US] with over 18,000 men passed this point seeking the extreme right of the Confederate army. The Federal forces attacked a point where the Army of Tennessee’s line bent back to the south. The brigades of Hazen, Gibson and Scribner blundered into a deep ravine one-half mile east of here to attack the Confederates under Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne. The brigades were defeated one after another in the heavily-wooded ravine where fired upon from three directions.
The Confederates were the clear victors of the five-hour battle. The result of the victory was a few days delay in Sherman’s [US] Atlanta Campaign.
Erected 1996 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 110-27.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 58.308′ N, 84° 45.97′ W. Marker is near Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Tabor Church Road
and Garrison Road, on the left when traveling south on Mount Tabor Church Road. Click for map. The marker is just off the entrance road to Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4432 Mt Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA 30157, United States of America.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2009
|2. Battle of Pickett’s Mill Marker|
|Looking north; Mt. Tabor Church Road is on the left, with the entrance to the Pickett's Mill Historic Site on the right.|
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brown's Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pickett's Mill (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Federal Attack on Hood’s Corps (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Worst Aircraft Disaster in Georgia History (approx. 1.7 miles away); New Hope Battlefield (approx. 1.7 miles away); Polk’s March to Lost Mountain (approx. 1.7 miles away); The March of Hardee’s Corps, May 23-25, 1864 (approx. 1.7 miles away); New Hope Church Phase of Atlanta Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dallas.
Regarding Battle of Pickett’s Mill. Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site contains one of the best-preserved battlefields of the Civil War, from a battle known by survivors as "the Hell hole."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Pickett's Mill
Also see . . . Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,395 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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