Historic Markers Across Florida



Fight at the Chipola River Bridge - The Battle of Marianna



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Location: intersection of Lafayette St (U.S. 90) and Jackson St, Marianna, FL
County: Jackson
Coordinates: N 30° 46.394    W 085° 13.029
  30.77323333    -85.21715
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMV2HQ
 



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Fight at the Chipola River Bridge
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.

Erected 2016 by Marianna Main Street.