Fighting at Ely Corner

Fighting at Ely Corner (HM1R3J)

Location: Marianna, FL 32446 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

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.
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HM NumberHM1R3J
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByJackson County Tourist Development Council
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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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