Battle of Brown's Mill
State Historical Marker
Located on Coweta County Courthouse Square,
BATTLE OF BROWN'S
On July 27, 1864, Brig. Gen.
E.M. McCook with 3,600 Federal cavalry began a raid to destroy
railroads south of Atlanta and release 32,000 Federal prisoners
at Andersonville. Three miles south of Newnan on July 30th, Maj.
Gen. Joseph Wheeler with 1,400 Confederate cavalry caught and
routed the Federals, captured about 2,000 men, several ambulances,
a full battery and released 500 Confederate prisoners. Here General
Wheeler whipped the "pick" of the Federal cavalry and
saved Newnan from capture and possible destruction.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955