This event commemorates the Battle of Pickett's Mill, which as been called a "criminal blunder." 10,000 Confederate and 15,000 Union soldiers fought over this ground in General William T. Sherman's attempt to by pass the Confederate position and move his army toward Atlanta. The four-hour battle resulted in 1,500 Union and 500 Confederate casualties. Most of the dead were buried on the site, though after the war they were re-interred in the Marietta National Cemetery.
Watch as a company of the 8th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment recreates the activities of May 27, 1864. Artillery demonstrations, book signings, a luncheon lecture, and more.
Michael Shaffer, Assistant Director of Kennesaw State University's Civil War Center, a Civil War historian, author, and newspaper columnist will lecture on "The Atlanta Campaign: Tunnel Hill to Pickett's Mill" from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Meals available for purchase on site.
Hours of Operation
Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Group rates available with advance notice call 770-443-7850
Seniors (62+) $3.50
Youth (ages 6-17) $3.00
Free Parking, Public Restrooms
Suitable for Ages
Civil War, Family Friendly, History & Heritage, State Park Events