Trail Construction at the Battlefield
April 8, 2017
Our project this year is to construct 3 miles of walking/running trails at the battlefield. We will then be able to host 5k and 10k runs.
Most of the trails are already in place as old logging roads. We need to clean off 700 feet to connect 2 ends of the trails.
I am meeting with Mr. Lee Gilley next week to find out what kinds of tools we will need to bring. A list will be posted.
Lunch will be provided.
Afterwards we will have our 2017 Annual Meeting.
Please plan on attending. This will be a fun and productive day.
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.