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Marianna in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Marianna

 
 
Battle of Marianna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
1. Battle of Marianna Marker
Inscription. On September 27, 1864, Gen. Asboth's force of 700 Federal cavalry from Pensacola arrived in the Marianna area to forage and secure Negro recruits. Confederate forces of a few hundred home guardsmen barricaded the streets of Marianna and withstood the first assault but were forced to surrender when they were outflanked. Confederate casualties were 26, Federal about 55. Marianna was spared, but St. Luke's Church, situated in the middle of the battle, was burned.
 
Erected 1961 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-8.)
 
Location. 30° 46.436′ N, 85° 13.597′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (U.S. 90) and Jefferson Street (State Route 73), on the right when traveling east on Lafayette Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4445 Lafayette Street, Marianna FL 32446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Abstract Office (within shouting distance of this marker);
Battle of Marianna Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
2. Battle of Marianna Marker Area
Cavalry Fight in Downtown Marianna (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); The Woman's Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Luke Baptist Church (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Marianna.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Marianna, Florida. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Battle of Marianna Marker & Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
3. Battle of Marianna Marker & Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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