Historic Markers Across Florida

Battle of Marianna

Marker ID: FLHM F-8
Location: U.S.90(E. Lafayette) & S.R.167(S. Jefferson) at Co
County: Jackson
Coordinates: N 30° 46.436    W 085° 13.593
  30.77393333    -85.22655
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7NJ4


On September 27, 1864, Gen Asboth´s force of 700 Federal Calvary from Pensacola arrived in the Marianna area to forage and secure Negro recruits. Confederate forces of a few hundred home guardsmen barricaded the streets of Marianna and withstood the first assault but Confederate casualties were 26, Federal about 55. Marianna was spared, but St. Luke´s Church, situated in the middle of the battle, was burned.

The William Henry Milton Chapter No 1039. United Daughters of the Confederacy - 1961


City: Marianna, FL