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Brown’s Mill Battlefield historic preservation collection

Identifier: NC-0003

Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials related to the historic preservation of Brown’s Mill Battlefield, especially regarding the involvement of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Materials include correspondence, fundraising records, exhibit planning materials, printed material, photographs, and other documents.


  • 1994-2014

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights retained by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, creator of the materials.

Biographical / Historical

The Battle of Brown’s Mill occurred on July 30, 1864, in Coweta County, Georgia, between Edward M. McCook’s Union cavalry and Joseph Wheeler’s Confederate forces. McCook’s forces were routed and forced to retreat northward. In the 1990s and 2000s, a number of stakeholders in the Coweta County area, including the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, worked to turn the former battlefield into a historic site. The Brown's Mill Battlefield Historic Site opened to the public on July 27, 2013.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 boxes)




Materials related to the historic preservation of Brown’s Mill Battlefield in Coweta County, Georgia.

Physical Location

Located at the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society in Newnan, Georgia. Please contact the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society for instructions on use.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Dr. Michael Camp in November 2019 as part of the Community Archives program at the University of West Georgia Ingram Library Special Collections.

Processing Information

In June 2019, University of West Georgia Ingram Library Special Collections and the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society executed a Memorandum of Agreement under which Special Collections would assess and prioritize processing of archival collections held by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, assess preservation needs, and arrange and describe archival materials, thereby making them more publicly accessible. Work on this project was conducted under the leadership of Dr. Michael Camp starting in August 2019.

Processing Information

Funding to support this project was generously provided by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) and the Board of Directors of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.

Brown's Mill battlefield historic preservation collection
Michael Camp
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Repository Details

Part of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society Repository

McRitchie-Hollis Museum
74 Jackson Street
Newnan GA 30263 USA