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

Fight at the Chipola River Bridge

The Battle of Marianna

 
 
Fight at the Chipola River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 10, 2017
1. Fight at the Chipola River Bridge Marker
Inscription. Retreating Confederate troops reached the Chipola River after fighting pursuing Union troops from Ely Corner (intersection of Lafayette and Russ Streets) to this point. Captain Robert Chisolm's Woodville Scouts, a cavalry unit from Alabama, drove back Union soldiers here to allow time for other Confederates to loosen the planks of the bridge. All of the Confederates then fell back across the river, taking ip the flooring of the 19th century bridge as they went. Union troops spread out along this bank of the river for the rest of the day. Neither side attempted to cross the river until after the Union troops withdrew the next day. The last shots of the Battle of Marianna were fired here.
 
Erected 2016 by Marianna Main Street.
 
Location. 30° 46.394′ N, 85° 13.029′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (U.S. 90) and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is in a small park bordering the Chipola River and is in between US 90 and Jackson Street. Marker is in this post office area: Marianna FL 32448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Luke Baptist Church (approx. 0.3
Fight at the Chipola River Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 10, 2017
2. Fight at the Chipola River Bridge Marker
Looking west on US 90.
miles away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. half a mile away); Jackson County (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Marianna (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Abstract Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Davis-West House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lewis-Wykoff House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marianna.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Marianna. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 17, 2017.) 

2. The Battle of Marianna, Florida. (Submitted on February 17, 2017.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 130 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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