Picketts Mill Battlefield State Historic Site
Joel R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2020

No camping, but interesting history

Picket’s Mill Battlefield has a museum/visitor center, Earthworks, an 1800s Pioneer Cabin and 4 miles of hiking trails. There is no camping. Pickett’s Mill is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. The site includes roads used by Federal and Confederate troops, earthworks constructed by the confederates, and hike through the ravine where hundreds of soldiers died. This is a Civil War battlefield from the Battle if Atlanta. In May 1864, the Federal Army reached the vicinity of Pickett’s Mill and prepared to attack the 10,000 Confederate troops waiting there. The Federals had lost 1,600 men compared to the Confederate loss of 500. The battle resulted in a one-week delay of the Federal advance on Atlanta.