Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Brown's Mill



Marker ID: GHM 038-2
Location: Courthouse in Newnan
County: Coweta
Coordinates: N 33° 22.482    W 084° 47.984
  33.3747    -84.79973
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2VAP
Battle of Brown's Mill Marker  



Text:

On July 27, 1864, Brig. Gen. E.M. McCook with 3,600 Federal cavalry 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 cavalry 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 cavalry and saved Newnan from capture and possible destruction.

GHM 038-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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