Thursday, June 15, 2006

Show us the money! Coweta gets grant for archaeology
Coweta County received a grant of $16,810 toward archaeological services at the property where the Battle of Brown's Mill occurred during the Civil War.

The grant, awarded by the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service, will define the critical area of the Hotchkiss Battery in order to prepare a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Battle of Brown's Mill.

The Battle of Brown's Mill was an important encounter in the Civil War because it changed the Union's tactics to cut Atlanta's rail connection with the rest of the Confederacy, an NPS press release said.