Monday, August 23, 2010

Inaccuracies Plague legend of the Battle of Marianna

I've added a new article at that might be of interest. It deals with the inaccuracies that continue to plague efforts to preserve the true story of what happened during the Battle of Marianna on September 27, 1864.

One of the least understood actions of the War Between the States in Florida, the Battle of Marianna took place at the culmination of the deepest penetration of Florida by Union troops during the entire war. By the time the smoke cleared, 18 men lay dead or dying and more than 30 had been wounded. It was one of the sharpest small actions of the war in Florida

Despite its importance to Northwest Florida and to the state as a whole, the engagement has spawned so many legends and so much tradition that it is difficult to sort through the stories and determine what is true. Research over recent years, however, has added a great deal to our knowledge of what happened in Marianna that September afternoon and its importance to the war effort in Florida.

Please click here to read the article in its entirety.

And you can always learn more about the Battle of Marianna by visiting

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