Pickett’s Mill Battlefield

BronxYankee

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Took a walk around Pickett’s Mill Battlefield in 10/2020. The battle itself was fought on May 27, 1864 in Paulding County, GA. Over 4 miles of trail to walk around. Not a lot of markers but you can see the outlines of the earth works. It was definitely rough terrain but a good work out. Anyway here are some pics I took and Merry Christmas everyone🎅👍🎄
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dahenry

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Thanks very much for the tour. One of my great, great uncles was wounded during the battle, he was in Company A of the Forty-First Ohio. Once Hazen determined that Granbury had occupied the high ground he probably should have suspended the attack, of course he probably would have been removed from command for doing so, and as a regular officer, likely didn't give that particular option much thought.

Dave

Here is a short description of Pickett's Mill from the "Emerging Civil War":
 
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bankerpapaw

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Went there last year. I can't imagine being under fire trying to claw your way up out of those gullies. Thanks for the pictures.
 

BronxYankee

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Thanks very much for the tour. One of my great, great uncles was wounded during the battle, he was in Company A of the Forty-First Ohio. Once Hazen determined that Granbury had occupied the high ground he probably should have suspended the attack, of course he probably would have been removed from command for doing so, and as a regular officer, likely didn't give that particular option much thought.

Dave

Here is a short description of Pickett's Mill from the "Emerging Civil War":
Wow that’s quite the story about your Great Great Uncle. Thanks for adding a short description about the battle
 

19thOhio

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The 19th Ohio was there as part of Beatty's Brigade which was commanded by Col. Fredrick Knefler because Sam Beatty was home on medical leave recovering from rheumatism on his left side. Being the third line they could see what lay ahead for them as the wounded and dead of the other brigades were brought back. The 19th stayed on the field until dark.

I have some movement details. Perhaps with with some help I can follow them on the field. I will make plans to visit there. Looks like an instructive visit for one researching the 19th Ohio. Thank you BronxYankee for the pictures and bringing this to my attention.
 

John S. Carter

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Thanks very much for the tour. One of my great, great uncles was wounded during the battle, he was in Company A of the Forty-First Ohio. Once Hazen determined that Granbury had occupied the high ground he probably should have suspended the attack, of course he probably would have been removed from command for doing so, and as a regular officer, likely didn't give that particular option much thought.

Dave

Here is a short description of Pickett's Mill from the "Emerging Civil War":
Were was this battle and what was the significant of it? Thank you for the pictures .
 

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Some things look a little different from when @mkyzzzrdetand I visited there back in 2014. For one thing, I don't remember there being even this much in the way of signage, one odd aspect of which I'll comment on: the map oddly shows Union forces in RED and Confederates in BLUE, the exact reverse from the way they are normally depicted!
 

BronxYankee

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Some things look a little different from when @mkyzzzrdetand I visited there back in 2014. For one thing, I don't remember there being even this much in the way of signage, one odd aspect of which I'll comment on: the map oddly shows Union forces in RED and Confederates in BLUE, the exact reverse from the way they are normally depicted!
Not a lot of signage at all. Most of the battlefields have markers throughout the battlefield of where certain units are. I honestly didn’t even realize that with the color of the armies. Lol
 

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Not a lot of signage at all. Most of the battlefields have markers throughout the battlefield of where certain units are. I honestly didn’t even realize that with the color of the armies. Lol
It became tradition to put U.S. forces in blue and their opponents in red in official publications like the West Point Atlas series. This has been carried over to wargames in more recent times. British, Mexican, Japanese, German, and North Korean armies as well as Confederates are therefore usually depicted in red on most U. S. battlefield maps.
 
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