Fighting at Ely Corner

Fighting at Ely Corner (HM1R3J)

Location: Marianna, FL 32446 Jackson County
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N 30° 46.615', W 85° 14.146'

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The Battle of Marianna

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.
HM NumberHM1R3J
Year Placed2015
Placed ByJackson County Tourist Development Council
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 668828 N 3406209
Decimal Degrees30.77691667, -85.23576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 46.615', W 85° 14.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 46' 36.9" N, 85° 14' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121-199 Russ St, Marianna FL 32446, US
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I Saw The Marker

It's on the corner by The Russ House, the Jackson County Visitors' Centre and Chamber of Commerce.

Jan 19, 2023 at 7:39am PST by jonathanjsmith

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  1. I adopted this marker for the sole purpose of uploading a photograph of the marker. I've tried to upload the picture three times without success. I would be happy to un-adopt the sign and send the picture to someone else if they want to have a go.

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