Site of the Battle of Marianna

Site of the Battle of Marianna (HM1AWT)

Location: Marianna, FL 32446 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 46.531', W 85° 13.913'

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Here at high noon on September 27, 1864, a Federal raiding force of 900 men under Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth fought a Confederate home guard of 95 old men and boys under Captain Jesse J. Norwood. Entering Marianna from the west, the main body of Federals encountered unexpected resistance at Ely's Corner, fell back, rallied, and charged, driving the home guard back to this churchyard. Flanked by other Federals moving in from north of the church, the defenders engaged the invaders in fierce combat. By Federal order St. Luke's Episcopal Church was destroyed by fire, and the bodies of five Confederates were burned almost beyond recognition. The West Florida News reported total Confederate losses of 9 killed, 10 wounded, 54 captured, and estimated Federal losses of 15 killed, 40 wounded.
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Year Placed1961
Placed ByWilliam Henry Milton Chapter No. 1099 United Daughters of the Confederacy
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 669202 N 3406060
Decimal Degrees30.77551667, -85.23188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 46.531', W 85° 13.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 46' 31.86" N, 85° 13' 54.78" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4382 Co Rd 164, Marianna FL 32446, US
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