Near Dallas in Paulding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Pickett's Mill
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 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° 59.114′ N, 84° 44.726′ W. Marker is near Dallas, Georgia, in Paulding County. Marker is on Hiram-Acworth Highway (Georgia Touch for map. The marker is located at the Family Group Shelter Area of the Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas GA 30157, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dallas – Acworth Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hood & Hardee Withdraw E. to R.R. (approx. ¾ mile away); James Foster House (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pickett’s Mill (approx. 1½ miles away); Cross Roads Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brown's Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Old Allatoona Church (approx. 2½ miles away); The Federal Attack on Hood’s Corps (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
More about this marker. The marker is a duplicate of the marker located at the entrance to the Battlefield Historic Site, on Mount Tabor Church Road. The locations noted on the marker are incorrect, as they refer to site of the other marker. This marker was probably installed in 1989, when the Family Group Shelter was opened.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on August 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.