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Pickett's Mill

Paulding County, GA  |  May 27, 1864

Stopped in his tracks at New Hope Church on May 25-26, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman was determined to circumvent Gen. Joseph Johnston's army once again by sending Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard's IV Corps on a flanking move, this time around the Confederate right. After a five-hour march through rugged terrain, Howard's men found the Rebels entrenched near Pickett's Mill, 15 miles west of Marietta. On the afternoon of May 27, Howard ordered an assault against the Confederate works. Waiting were 10,000 troops under Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne. The Federal assault began at 5:00 p.m. and continued into the night. Dismounted Confederate cavalry harassed the left flanks of the six attacking Federal brigades. Daybreak found the Confederates still in possession of the field. The Confederate victory emboldened Johnston to attack Sherman’s right near Dallas the next day.

All battles of the Atlanta Campaign

Civil War  |  Battle
Rocky Face Ridge
Whitfield County, GA  |  May 7 - 13, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 1,437
Union: 837
Confederate: 600
Civil War  |  Battle
Resaca
Gordon County and Whitfield County, GA  |  May 13 - 15, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 5,547
Union: 2,747
Confederate: 2,800
Civil War  |  Battle
New Hope Church
Paulding County, GA  |  May 25 - 26, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 2,065
Union: 1,665
Confederate: 400
Civil War  |  Battle
Pickett's Mill
Paulding County, GA  |  May 27, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 2,100
Union: 1,600
Confederate: 500
Civil War  |  Battle
Dallas
Paulding County, GA  |  May 28, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 5,400
Union: 379
Confederate: 1,200
Civil War  |  Battle
Kennesaw Mountain
Cobb County, GA  |  Jun 27, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 4,000
Union: 3,000
Confederate: 1,000
Civil War  |  Battle
Peach Tree Creek
Fulton County, GA  |  Jul 20, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 4,250
Union: 1,750
Confederate: 2,500
Civil War  |  Battle
Atlanta
Fulton County, GA  |  Jul 22, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 9,222
Union: 3,722
Confederate: 5,500
Civil War  |  Battle
Jonesborough
Clayton County, GA  |  Aug 31 - Sep 1, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 3,149
Union: 1,149
Confederate: 2,000

Related Battles

Dallas, GA | May 27, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Commanders
Forces Engaged
24,000
Union
14,000
Confed.
10,000
Estimated Casualties
2,100
Union
1,600
Confed.
500