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Picketts Mills

Battle Name: Pickett’s Mills
Other Names: New Hope, New Hope Church
State: Georgia
Location: Paulding County
Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864)
Dates: May 27, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Oliver Otis Howard [US]; Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne [CS]
Forces Engaged: IV Corps [US]; Cleburne’s Division and Brig. Gen. John H. Kelly’s Brigade [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 2,100 total (US 1,600; CS 500)
Description: After the Union defeat at New Hope Church, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman ordered Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard to attack Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’ s seemingly exposed right flank. The Confederates were ready for the attack, which did not unfold as planned because supporting troops never appeared. The Rebels repulsed the attack causing high casualties.
Results: Confederate victory

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