The Battle of MariannaThe 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.
|Placed By||Jackson County Tourist Development Council|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 668828 N 3406209|
|Decimal Degrees||30.77691667, -85.23576667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 46.615', W 85° 14.146'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 46' 36.9" N, 85° 14' 8.76" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 121-199 Russ St, Marianna FL 32446, US|
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