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

Fighting at Ely Corner

The Battle of Marianna

 
 
Fighting at Ely Corner-The Battle of Marianna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 20, 2015
1. Fighting at Ely Corner-The Battle of Marianna Marker
Inscription.  The main section of the Battle of Marianna began here at 11 a.m. on September 27, 1864. Confederate cavalry under Col. A.B. Montgomery formed a line of battle across the main street at this point. Union troops, led by Brig. Ben. Alexander Asboth, approached the west. Heavy Confederate fire rolled back the first Union attack, but Asboth ordered a second charge before the Southern troops had time to reload their muzzle-loading carbines and shotguns. Fighting with sabers took place here as the two forces collided. The outnumbered Confederates were compelled to retreat east in the direction of the center of town, still fighting as they went. Union troops followed close behind.
 
Erected 2015 by Jackson County Tourist Development Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 27, 1864.
 
Location. 30° 46.615′ N, 85° 14.146′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (U.S. 90) and Russ Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette
Fighting at Ely Corner-The Battle of Marianna Marker with Lafayette Street (US 90) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 20, 2015
2. Fighting at Ely Corner-The Battle of Marianna Marker with Lafayette Street (US 90)
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Street. Marker is located in front of the Jackson County Visitors Center and Tourist Development Council. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4318 Lafayette Street, Marianna FL 32446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The West End Community (within shouting distance of this marker); The Russ House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ely-Criglar House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Holden House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke's Churchyard (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Battle of Marianna (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Woman's Club (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marianna.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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