Near Newnan in Coweta County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gen. Jos. Wheeler, C.S.A.
July 30, 1864
Capturing 500 of his men
Erected 1908 by Newnan Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (U.D.C.).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 33° 20.014′ N, 84° 50.673′ W. Marker is near Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta County. Marker is at the intersection of Millard Farmer Road and Old Corinth Road, on the left when traveling west on Millard Farmer Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newnan GA 30263, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memoriam (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Brown's Mill: Aftermath (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Brown's Mill: Ride for the River (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Brown's Mill: Detour to Battle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeler's Pursuit (approx. 0.3 McCook's Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Big Raid" (approx. 0.3 miles away); William McIntosh (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newnan.
More about this marker. In 2013 Coweta County built a park and trails that include this monument. The 104 acre park, called "Brown's Mill Battleground" has an entrance 0.3 miles east of this monument on Millard Farmer Road.
Regarding Gen. Jos. Wheeler, C.S.A.. The skirmish between Wheeler's and McCook's troops here is referred to as the Battle of Brown's Mill. The mill stood slightly south of the marker's location.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 6. submitted on May 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.