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

Cavalry Fight in Downtown Marianna

The Battle of Marianna

 
 
Cavalry Fight in Downtown Marianna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 8, 2015
1. Cavalry Fight in Downtown Marianna Marker
Inscription. Union and Confederate troops battled for control of the downtown area as fighting swept east through the streets during the Battle of Marianna. A Union flanking party entered town from the north via Caledonia Street and moved east up Lafayette to form a line of battle at Courthouse Square. Confederate forces under Col. A.B. Montgomery arrived in this area pursued by troops from the Union's 2nd Maine Cavalry and 1st Florida Cavalry (US). Firing took place along this section of Lafayette Street as well as nearby Market Street as the two mounted forces clashed. Hand to hand fighting took place at Courthouse Square as some of the Confederates broke through the flanking party of Union soldiers. Col. A.B. Montgomery, the Confederate commander, was captured on the southeast corner of Courthouse Square.
 
Erected 2015 by Jackson County Tourist Development Council.
 
Location. 30° 46.455′ N, 85° 13.715′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Caledonia Street, on the left when traveling west on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marianna FL 32447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Confederate Monument to those who fought in the Battle of Marianna image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 8, 2015
2. Confederate Monument to those who fought in the Battle of Marianna
Marker is located next to the gazebo in the background.

The monument inscription reads:

Battle of Marianna
Sept. 27, 1864
Where overwhelming
Federal forces were
stubbornly resisted
by a Home Guard of
old men and boys
and a few sick and
wounded Confederates
at home on furlough
1861-1865
Confederate Heroes
. The Abstract Office (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Marianna (about 600 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The Woman's Club (about 700 feet away); Jackson County (about 800 feet away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Battle of Marianna (approx. 0.2 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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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