Fight at the Chipola River Bridge Historical

Fight at the Chipola River Bridge Historical (HM1WWV)

Location: Marianna, FL 32448 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 46.394', W 85° 13.029'

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The Battle of Marianna

Retreating Confederate troops reached the Chipola River after fighting pursuing Union troops from Ely Corner (intersection of Lafayette and Russ Streets) to this point. Captain Robert Chisolm's Woodville Scouts, a cavalry unit from Alabama, drove back Union soldiers here to allow time for other Confederates to loosen the planks of the bridge. All of the Confederates then fell back across the river, taking ip the flooring of the 19th century bridge as they went. Union troops spread out along this bank of the river for the rest of the day. Neither side attempted to cross the river until after the Union troops withdrew the next day. The last shots of the Battle of Marianna were fired here.
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HM NumberHM1WWV
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Placed ByMarianna Main Street
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 670616 N 3405829
Decimal Degrees30.77323333, -85.21715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 46.394', W 85° 13.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 46' 23.64" N, 85° 13' 1.74" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4545-4599 Jackson St, Marianna FL 32448, US
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