Kennesaw Mountain, Pickett’s Mill, Ezra Church and Jonesboro are all significant locations regarding Civil War history in the Atlanta area. Douglas County has a few sites as well, even if they aren’t very high on the name-recognition scale and are not marked.
Most of the events were nothing more than troop movements from both sides, but Douglas County citizens were heavily affected by the war because both Confederate and Union soldiers lived off the land and took private property when necessary for their own use. It is also important to remember that Douglas County did not exist during the Civil War. The locations that are detailed here were all within Campbell County.
In December I wrote about the Dark Corner area of Douglas County here. The Confederate Army of the Tennessee camped there, and General Hood deemed the location his headquarters in the fall of 1864. Various orders archived today are addressed to Dark Corner and are dated Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 1864. If troop numbers are accurate, close to 40,000 Confederates moved through Dark Corner, an area between Winston and Douglasville, on their way to Allatoona and on to Tennessee.
Other areas of the county touched by the Civil War include Flint Hill Methodist Church at 7156 Highway 5. This site advises that two unknown Confederate soldiers were buried there after dying in the arbor close to the church on Oct. 2 and 3, 1864.