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Brown's Mill, "The Battle of Woods" - Newnan, Georgia - August 24-26, 2018

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  • Brown's Mill, "The Battle of Woods" - Newnan, Georgia - August 24-26, 2018



    WHO:
    The Armory Guards and the Brown's Mill Battlefield Association present "The Battle of Woods," a semi-immersive and educational Living History event, commemorating the largest cavalry battle of the Atlanta Campaign.

    WHAT: This event will portray multiple aspects of the Battle of Brown's Mill, including the Confederate mounted contingent commanded by Gen. Joseph Wheeler, the dismounted Confederate cavalry commanded by Gen. Phillip Dale Roddey, the fully mounted section of two 3-inch ordnance rifles manned by the 18th Indiana Light Artillery, and, of course, the Federal Cavalry under Gen. E.M. McCook. We will also be presenting the civilian cost of the war through war refugee interpreters.

    WHERE: 155 Millard Farmer Rd., Newnan, GA 30263

    WHEN: August 24-26, 2018. Public demos will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, throughout the day.

    UNIT PORTRAYALS:

    4th Indiana Cavalry: Myers Brown & Co. (POC: Myers Brown)

    Moreland's Regiment of Alabama Cavalry (dismounted): The Armory Guards (POC: Joe Knight)

    18th Indiana Light Artillery: The Liberty Rifles and First Section (POC: Mike Jones, Jeffrey Baldwin, and Michael Clarke)

    CS Mounted Cavalry: Registration Limited, By Invitation Only

    ALL PARTICIPATION IS BY INVITATION ONLY. For registration information and impression guidelines, email jos.knight @ gmail. com.

    Registration costs $15, and may be sent via check made payable to the "Brown's Mill Battlefield Association" for $15 sent to the same address as your mailed-in registration form, or may be paid via PayPal (Friends & Family only, please) to 40roundsevents@gmail.com.

    Registration Form: goo.gl/pzao2U
    Waiver & Release: goo.gl/1ExWpo
    CS dismounted guidelines: goo.gl/KSH8BY
    US mounted guidelines: goo.gl/ZgY5Af


    These websites present a great overview of McCook's Raid and Brown's Mill:
    http://www.coweta.ga.us/our-county/b...f-brown-s-mill
    https://warwashere.com/category/the-...f-browns-mill/
    Last edited by Eric Tipton; 06-19-2018, 07:44 PM.
    Joe Knight

    Armory Guards
    Yocona Rip Raps
    "Semper Tyrannis."

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    Re: Brown's Mill, "The Battle of Woods" - Newnan, Georgia - August 24-26, 2018

    DID YOU KNOW?

    History tells us the “biggest” cavalry battle of the Civil War was fought at Brandy Station, Virginia, on June 9, 1863. But did you know the Union cavalry suffered much heavier losses at the Battle of Brown’s Mill?

    It’s true.

    According to a detailed report in the Official Records the Union and Confederate Armies, volume 27, part 1, page 905, Union cavalry casualties at Brandy Station numbered 62 killed, 295 wounded, and 484 captured or missing, a total of 841.

    There is no comprehensive report of Union casualties for the Battle of Brown’s Mill, but careful study of surviving regimental muster rolls and hospital records show the Yankee troopers who fought there on July 30, 1864, suffered about 100 killed and wounded, while another 1300 were captured or missing in action. That’s nearly twice the number of Union cavalry casualties at Brandy Station.

    So, the next time somebody tries to dismiss the Battle of Brown’s Mill as just “a little skirmish,” lay that little fact on them.


    —David Evans
    Joe Knight

    Armory Guards
    Yocona Rip Raps
    "Semper Tyrannis."

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      Re: Brown's Mill, "The Battle of Woods" - Newnan, Georgia - August 24-26, 2018

      FROM THE DIARY OF FRANCIS A. SHOUP (C.S. Army Chief of Staff):

      July 31. Enemy very quiet; manifest a disposition to respect the Sabbath. Wheeler and [Mudwall] Jackson met near Newnan the party of raiders that crossed about Campbellton and put them to rout, killing, wounding, and capturing about 1,000, also 2 pieces artillery, 10 ambulances, releasing all the prisoners they had captured on the road, and completely breaking up the entire force. The force that went around our right, via Covington, eluded our cavalry and moved on through Clinton and Monticello, striking the Central Georgia Railroad at Godwin and destroying some rolling-stock, burning the railroad building and bridge across Walnut Creek and Oconee River. It is thought that they are returning. They attacked Macon, but were repulsed by the militia under General Cobb.

      August 1. To-day deserves to be marked with a white stone; good news has flowed in from all distant points. The Jonesborough raiders, under McCook, returning from their scenes of spoliation, ran against General Roddey near Newnan. The check there given them enabled General Wheeler to overtake their rear. After some desperate fighting victory declared in our favor, some commands surrendering in toto and others being picked up in squads after being dispersed. Their whole history is summed up in General Wheelers dispatch from Newnan:

      "We have just completed the killing, capturing, and breaking up of the entire raiding party under General McCook. Some 950 prisoners, 2 pieces of artillery, 1,200 horses and equipments captured."

      Equal success attended us against Stonemans enterprise. On his return from the Oconee he was met by General Iverson, who records his fate in the following dispatch:

      "General Stoneman, after having his force routed, yesterday surrendered with 500 men. The rest of his command are scattered and flying toward Eatonton. Many have been already killed and captured."

      A pathetic dispatch was received from General Stoneman to his wife, detailing how he came to grief. The damage done by Stonemans party to the Central railroad is greater than at first supposed. He burned the bridge over the Oconee and tore up a considerable portion of the road. The damage, however, is being rapidly repaired. All quiet along the Atlanta lines.
      Joe Knight

      Armory Guards
      Yocona Rip Raps
      "Semper Tyrannis."

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