Portrait of Ambrose Bierce

Celebrated author Ambrose Bierce, who fought for the Union at the Battle of Pickett’s Mill, criticized William T. Sherman after the war for ignoring the battle in his memoirs. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Pickett's Mill Facts

May 27, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Pickett's Mill.

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Date

  • May 27, 1864

Location

  • Paulding County, Georgia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union forces Engaged

  • 4th Army Corps

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Cleburne’s Division, Kelly’s Brigade (Army of Tennessee)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 14,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 1,600 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 500 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Significance

  • Over 700 Union soldiers were killed at the Battle of Pickett’s Mill.
  • Celebrated author Ambrose Bierce, who fought for the Union at the Battle of Pickett’s Mill, criticized William T. Sherman after the war for ignoring the battle in his memoirs.

Timeline of the Atlanta Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Atlanta Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Pickett's Mill Facts
  • Coverage May 27, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of pickett's mill
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 18, 2021
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