This was a great day for Brown's Mill Battlefield Association, for everyone who ever worked for the Battlefield, and for Coweta County. We wish to thank everyone who helped in any way. It was a complete success, and we have a beautiful place to be proud of. Come out for a visit any day, walk the trails, read the interpretive markers, stop and sit on a bench, and enjoy the quiet. Remember all those who died on that day 149 years ago.
Brown's Mill Battlefield Historic Civil War Site
155 Millard Farmer Road, Newnan, Georgia 30263
Grand Opening July 27, 2013
The Brown's Mill Battlefield Association wishes to dedicate this site to the Confederate and Union cavalrymen who fought and died on this hallowed ground on July 30, 1864; and to the Confederate and Union medical staffs who tended the wounded before and after the Battle of Brown's Mill.
This Historic Site is opening almost 149 Years to the day that Union Soldiers under General Edward M. McCook, marching from Atlanta toward Macon, were defeated by General Joseph Wheeler's Confederate cavalry that had ridden south from Decatur. "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler's relentless pursuit of the raiders virtually destroyed Sherman's cavalry and kept Atlanta's vital supply lines open.
But more than that, the Battle of Brown's Mill changed the course of the Atlanta campaign. It forced Sherman to abandon his efforts to use cavalry to cut Atlanta's railroads and compelled him to begin a lengthy siege, the very thing he had hoped to avoid.
The mission of the Friends of the Brown’s Mill Battlefield is to reveal, through as many voices as possible, the stories of the people and places involved in the Battle of Brown’s Mill, and to revere the memory of all who were touched by the battle.
Our goals focus on preserving and protecting the battlefield, supporting the implementation of park design, archaeological preservation, and land acquisition.
July was a historic month in the year 1864 for Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia. Not only were Newnan's seven hospitals filled with hundreds of Confederate wounded brought in from other battles; on July 30, a cavalry battle was fought 3 miles south of town at Brown's Mill. Both Confederate and Union wounded were brought in to be treated by the doctors and nurses located here. Life was never the same in Newnan after that day.