Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kindle Version of "The Battle of Marianna, Florida" is Now Available!

I'm pleased to announce that the new expanded edition of "The Battle of Marianna, Florida" is now available for immediate download if you have one of Amazon's Kindle reading devices or have the free Kindle software on your computer, Ipad, smartphone, etc.

The print version of the book will be released next week. I will let you know as soon is it out and how you can obtain a copy.

Including roughly 50 pages of new information, this book represents a major expansion from the original edition. A number of recently discovered Confederate and Union eyewitness accounts were used to expand the narrative and the book includes additional photographs, maps, bibliography and more.

If you aren't familiar with the Battle of Marianna, it took place on September 27, 1864 in Northwest Florida when Confederate reservists, militia and home guards battled a column of 700 Union soldiers in the streets of Marianna. It was one of the fiercest small battles of the war and culminated the deepest penetration of Confederate Florida by Union soldiers during the entire war. By the time the Marianna raid was over, Jackson, Washington, Holmes and Walton Counties suffered greater economic losses than any other Florida counties during the War Between the States.

The Battle of Marianna, Florida examines the reasons for the raid and follows its path from Pensacola to Marianna and back, looking at its impact not just on the soldiers who took part, but on the civilians and communities it affected as well.  The book also includes detailed casualty lists and the most detailed listing of the defenders of Marianna yet assembled.

To download the Kindle version instantly, please click the book ad at the upper left. I'll let you know next week as soon as the new expanded print edition is available for order.

If you would like to learn more about the Battle of Marianna, please visit www.battleofmarianna.com.

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