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Battle of Brown’s Mill
Transcript of Battle of Brown’s Mill
Newnan-Coweta - Georgia
Recognize a pivotal point in the history of this county and country 150 years ago.
Create an economic impact via tourism, sales & hospitality.
Promote local heritage, history & culture.
Host a Reenactment of Battle of Brown’s Mill.
Preserve local artifacts, documents & historical sites.
Living History Day for all public, private and home schools, Friday, October 10, 2014.
Hold lectures with focus on medicine, & demonstrate medical procedures & triage of Civil War Era.
Raise funds for local historical projects.
Field Hospital with wounded
Dr. Jonathan A. Letterman, Union Surgeon for the Soldiers
Dr. Samuel Stout, Medical Director of Hospitals-Army of Tennessee
The Women Nurses : Fannie Beers & Kate Cumming
Hospitals & Hygiene: Introduction to Civil War Medicine & Surgery
Letters written by soldiers & their loved ones – 1st person
Stories of interest of local soldiers, families, businesses
(R.D. Cole Manufacturing Co.)
City wide church service on Sunday, Oct. 12th honoring those churches
Women in Black: Customs of Mourning & Tours of Oak Hill Cemetery
Ribbon work, beads, hair, hats
Funerals & Embalming
Living History Programs at Court House
Coweta County Court House
July 2014 – History Month
Saturday 12th & 13th - Education & Businesses of 1860's
City & County Churches during the 1860’s & their history
Saturday 19th - Historic Churches of the 1800's
Sunday, 20th - Music of the Civil War: Sacred Harp, FaSoLa,
October 10, 11, 12, 2014 – Reenactments/Living History
Reenactment of Battle – Coweta Fairgrounds
Downtown and A & WP Train Depot
Special Activities at the original battlefield site
Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler
Buena Vista, LaGrange Street
Life as a Soldier in 1864
Life away from home for the soldier
Engineering & Map Making
Uniforms & Hats/Caps – colors & their meaning
Children as Soldiers
Animals: horses, mules, cows, pigs, chickens
Camp followers - Sutlers
Baseball – at camps & prisons
Volunteer & Participate in these Sesquicentennial events
Offer your expertise
Sponsor a fun event in October
How can your organization help?
Grand Opening - Battle of Brown's Mill Site
July 27, 2013
Overview of Three Sites
Downtown Newnan Map
July 30, 1864 - The Newnan Train Depot
is under attack by Union forces
Medical "Sheds" Surrounding Coweta Courthouse
Map of Coweta County Fairgrounds
Nurse Kate Cumming tending the wounded
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