New Hope Church Phase of the Atlanta Campaign, May 25-June 4, 1864, Federal Army strives to break through Confederate position and command roads leading to Atlanta. The Federals execute flanks movement around Confederate Army when attack fails, reaching Western and Atlantic Railroad there line of supply, and move South toward Kennesaw Mountain. Confederates move parallel blocking way to Atlanta and take up position at Kennesaw Mountain. Federals engaged 91,000; losses 1600. Confederates engaged 55,000; losses 500.
New Hope Church
National Park Service
Department of the Interior
Pickett’s Mill is located on Mount Caper Church Road and Garrison Drive.
Inscribed on the front is: "Born at Danielsville, Georgia Nov.1, 1815. Died at Athens, Ga. June 16, 1878." "My profession is to me a ministry from God."
The back reads: "Erected by the State of Georgia, Eugene Talmadge, Governor, Memorial Committee, and L. M. Smith, chairman, Mrs. Helen Williams Coxon, sec’y., J. L. Fortson, Mrs. T. W. Read, L.G. Hardman Jr., W. H. Compton, Commissioner Madison Co.
Unveiled 11 October 1911
The Robert E. Lee Chapter #998 of the U. D. C. is no longer active.
In early 1998 this monument was taken apart and moved from original location at the old courthouse on Broad Street to the new courthouse on Hospital Drive.
Unveiled 26 April 1914.
The Douglasville Chapter #1346 of the U. D. C. is no longer active.
“Your sons and daughters will forever guard the memory of your brave deeds.” “Fidelity when extended to him to whom it is justly due resembles the stars of Freidland that shine best in the blackest night.”