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

Battle of Marianna

 
 
Battle of Marianna Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
1. Battle of Marianna Marker after restoration
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
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 Road 73), on the right when traveling east on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4445 Lafayette Street, Marianna FL 32446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Battle of Marianna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
2. Battle of Marianna Marker
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); 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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marianna.
 
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Also see . . .  The Battle of Marianna, Florida. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Battle of Marianna Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
3. Battle of Marianna Marker Area
Battle of Marianna Marker & Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
4. Battle of Marianna Marker & Courthouse
Battle of Marianna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
5. Battle of Marianna Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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