Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Pickett's Mill

Marker ID: GHM 110-27
Location: Ga 92 at Pickett's Mill Park Group Shelter
County: Paulding
Coordinates: N 33° 59.114    W 084° 44.726
  33.98523382    -84.7454251
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3HZ3
Battle of Pickett's Mill Marker  


After the successful defense at New Hope Church by Hood´s Corps [Confed.], May 25, 1864, Johnston [Confed.] extended his right NE to keep pace with the Federal leftward shift to outflank him. Elements of the 4th, 14th and 23rd Corps under Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard [Union] 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 [Union] Atlanta Campaign.



There are two historic markers titled “BATTLE OF PICKETT'S MILL”. Both markers have the same number (110-27) and the same text.