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Creation Date

4-9-2016

Description

The marker reads: "FIGHTING AT ELY CORNER -- 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. JACKSON COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL" Top of sign: Visit Jackson county Tourist Development Council emblem

Latitude, Longitude

30 deg 46' 36.93", 85 deg 14' 8.78"

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Marianna (Fla); Historical markers -- Florida -- Jackson County; United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865

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