Battle of Marianna

Battle of Marianna (HM1EQK)

Location: Marianna, FL 32446 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 46.436', W 85° 13.597'

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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.
Marker NumberF-8
Year Placed1961
Placed ByThe Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 669708 N 3405892
Decimal Degrees30.77393333, -85.22661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 46.436', W 85° 13.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 46' 26.16" N, 85° 13' 35.82" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4441-4443 Co Rd 164, Marianna FL 32446, US
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