The Battle of Brown's Mill

By: Anna Grace Rogers

Dates, Events, and Outcome

- Brigadier General Edward M. McCook started leading a cavalry raid to the Atlanta,  West Point, Western and Macon railroads on July 27,1864.

- The Battle of Brown's Mill was fought on July 30, 1864 in Coweta County. This battle lasted until July 31, 1864.

- The battle resulted in the Confederate army winning, preventing the Federal army from cutting off the railroads.

Important People

Major General William T. Sherman

- He was a major general for the Union army.

- Sherman was forced to reconsider his tactics for the Atlanta Campaign due to losing the Battle of Brown's Mill.

Major General George Stoneman

- He was supposed to go out and raid the Confederate railroads but did not show up at that point.

- Stoneman was a major general for the Union army.

Brigadier General Edward M. McCook

- He was a federal general for the Union army.

- He lead troops to the outskirts of Atlanta on July 27, 1864.

Major General Joseph Wheeler

- He was a major general in the Confederate army.

- Wheeler, his men, and reinforcements fought against McCook an his men.

Significance of the Battle

   The Confederate army's victory was significant because it most likely saved Newnan from being destroyed by the Federal army.

Citations

"Events To Commemorate 150th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Brown's Mill." The Civil War in Georgia. GaCivilWar.org. Web. 28 Sept. 2014. <www.gacivilwar.org>.

"Events To Commemorate 150th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Brown's Mill."MyCoweta.com. Eagle South Media LLC, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 29 Sept. 2014. <www.MyCoweta.com>.

Evans, Dr. David, Mark Swanson, and Dr. J. W. Joseph, RPA. "Brown's Mill Battlefield Historic Site." The Civil War in Georgia. New South Associates, 10 Nov. 2003. Web. 29 Sept. 2014. <www.coweta.ga.us>.

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