Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site Trails

Dallas, Georgia 30350

Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site Trails

Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"During the spring of 1864, Union General William T. Sherman led his troops into Georgia to engage the Rebel army and capture Atlanta. In his reports, Sherman made little mention of the May 27 fight at Pickett’s Mill.

The likely reason is that, among a string of victories, the battle was a stunning defeat brought about by poor field command and misunderstanding of the site’s terrain. The site remained virtually unchanged in the decades after the war and is today considered among the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation."

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"In reports from the Union Army’s 1864 march into Georgia, General William T. Sherman barely mentioned the May 27 fighting at Pickett’s Mill. The likely reason is that, among a string of victories, this battle was a stunning defeat. After the war the site remained virtually unchanged and is among the nation’s best preserved Civil War battlefields. Noted shortstory writer Ambrose Bierce was a young Union lieutenant at Pickett’s Mill. The dark nature of his writing has been attributed to his war experiences. His eyewitness account of the battle, “The Crime at Pickett’s Mill,” offers a sobering picture of war’s brutality." Read more

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Trail Information

Dallas
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.4
Distance
175 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Rd., Dallas 30157; (770) 443-7850; www.gastateparks.org/pickettsmillbattlefield
Local Contacts
USGS Dallas; trail guides are available for purchase at the visitor center.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018