Tonight at the Board of Commissioners' meeting Brown's Mill Battlefield will be #9 on the agenda. Sandra will present information concerning the bid submitted by one of the companies for work on the battlefield project. This is the next important step toward actually having work begin. Come to the meeting if you can to show support for Sandra, the Planning Department, and the Commissioners, who have all worked so hard to make this dream come true.
6:00pm in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Admin Building, Perry Street, Newnan
Recommendation was accepted by Commissioners. Now the information goes to GDOT for consideration.
The BMBA 2012 Calendar is now available for purchase at the Coweta County Court House Visitor Center, Scott's Book Store, and Encore Decor. They are in time for Christmas gifts.
Newnan Coweta Art Association Cordially invites you to view
Civil War Era Art
Sunday, October 2, 2011 3 PM to 6 PM
North-Young-Rosenzweig-Anderson Home 1852 Historic Civil War Home
141 Greenville Street, Newnan, Georgia Greenville ~ LaGrange Historic District Enjoy…..Complimentary Refreshments Historical Art Silent Auction Benefitting…..Newnan ~Coweta Civil War 150 Sesquicentennial Committee Endorsed By.....Newnan Coweta Historical Society Brown’s Mill Battlefield Association RSVP: email…. email@example.com or call 770.251.3072
Thank you all for joining us at the 147th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Brown's Mill. We had visitors from every part of Coweta County, from all the Atlanta Metro Area, from Florida, even from as far away as Perth, Australia. Everyone enjoyed the firing of the 2 cannons, taking part in firing the muskets, and the presentation by Dr. David Evans. Dr. Evans shared with us his extensive collection of equipment needed by every cavalryman who served with either the Blue or the Gray. After lunch other local collectors shared with us some of their family treasurers from the Civil War era.
For the next four years the Brown's Mill Battlefield Association and its Friends will continue to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and the events that forever changed our nation. In partnership with the Newnan/Coweta Historical Society and the Sesquicentennial Committee we will explore the impact of the conflict on all Americans from civilians to soldiers, from slavery to emancipation, and from secession to surrender.
There's never been a better time to make a personal connection with history. Many people are having a renewed interest in studying their family's history and learning about the role that their family played in our nation's history.
Thank you again. The day was a total success.
On Sunday afternoon the Historic Center Depot was filled with Battlefield enthuseists ready to see some of Dr. Kerry Elliott's collection of relics. Kerry has been studying the Brown's Mill Battlefield site and other sites for most of his life. He brought his friend and fellow historian, Rev. Jim Cabaniss, along to add to the presentation. Mrs. Sandra Parker, a Comprehensive and Strategic Planner for Coweta County Planning Department shared her knowledge of The Brown's Mill Battlefield Strategic Plan. We are eagerly waiting for construction to begin on the Battlefield Restoration Project.
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. During July, 2011, as part of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Brown's Mill Battlefield Association will be hosting a Lecture Series entitled "COWETA and the CONFEDERACY". Everyone is invited, at no cost, to come and enjoy the different speakers. Please go to the Events Calendar for more details.
Also, on July 30, 2011, everyone is invited to attend the Barbq hosted by the Brown's Mill Battlefield Association to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Brown's Mill. See Events Calendar for details.