154th Anniversary Battle Reenactment June 1st–3rd
On Friday at 2pm we will kick off the anniversary weekend with a short lecture by the park curator focusing on the battles of the Dallas Line: New Hope Church, Pickett’s Mill, and Dallas. After the lecture with time permitting there will be a guided battlefield tour detailing the Battle of Pickett’s Mill where visitors will see Confederate and Union trenches, the mill site, and a Union artillery emplacement.
Saturday visitors can visit the military camps and interact with soldiers in blue and gray, as well as visit the cabin where civilians will be demonstrating life on the home front. At 2pm, visitors meet at the museum for the final walk to the cornfield where the battle will be recreated.
Saturday night, those who pre-register will be taken on a ranger-led night-time tour of the battlefield. To pre-register, call the park office between 9-5 Thurs. through Sat. Space will be extremely limited.
Sunday, Union and Confederate camps will be open through the morning. At 1pm there will be a special ranger-led tour to the Brand house site where much of the fighting after May 27th took place. Like the Pickett family, the Brands had moved to the area from South Carolina and had to flee their home with the approach of the armies. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site
4432 Mount Tabor Church Road Dallas, GA 30157
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