Sunday, September 21, 2014

Battle of Marianna 150th article from today's Tallahassee Democrat

A reenactor stands duty ahead of the Battle of Marianna 150th
Thanks to Marianna native Mark Hinson for his outstanding article on the Battle of Marianna 150th in today's Tallahassee Democrat.

Two of Hinson's ancestors fought in the 1864 battle and one of them, Rev. R.C.B. Lawrence, was wounded during the action and spared life in a Northern prisoner of war camp only through the intervention of a kind-hearted Union sergeant who was moved by the tears of the minister's young daughter.

Here's the article:

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/entertainment/2014/09/19/blast-past-battle-marianna-turns/15881041/

To learn more about the Battle of Marianna and to see the full schedule of events for the week's events, please visit www.battleofmarianna.com.

You can read more articles about this year's commemoration and on Florida's Civil War history by returning to our home page at http://civilwarflorida.blogspot.com.


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