Thursday, December 30, 2010

Georgia city buys more battlefield land

The Picket wrote in October about a Georgia city's plan to open a Civil War site by acquiring property for a 161-acre park.

This month, Dallas closed on another 66 acres "that contains more discernible earthworks," according to the Georgia Battlefields Association.

The earthworks were likely occupied by the 9th Kentucky (Confederate) Infantry during the ill-fated May 28, 1864, attack by the Orphan Brigade during the Hell Hole battles, the GBA said.

1 comment:

  1. as a member of the New Hope, Ga. Pickett Clan (Pickett's Mill battlefield), I enthusiastically support this and really appreciate your sharing this with us!!!
    cheers to you and for those like us!
    sincerely Ian McLennon Shipp