Monday, September 22, 2014

Civil War commanders return from the grave tomorrow night in Marianna, FL

Col. A.B. Montgomery (CSA)
(Left of photo)
Brigadier General Alexander Asboth (US) and Colonel A.B. Montgomery (CS) are set to return from the grave tomorrow night to join in the week-long commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Marianna.

Fought on September 27, 1864, in the streets of the Northwest Florida city, the battle was brief, fierce and bloody. It was the deadliest day of the war for the 2nd Maine Cavalry and 20% of Marianna's entire male population was either killed, wounded, captured or went away voluntarily with the Federal troops following the battle.

Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth (USA)
Actions attributed to the two commanders have generated intense and often heated criticism over the years so tomorrow night they will return from the beyond to defend their tactics and lives.

The two are scheduled to take part in a moderated debate tomorrow night (9/23) at the Jackson County Public Library on North Green Street in Marianna. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and music. The main event will start at 7 pm. (Note:  All times are Central).  It will be free to attend.

To learn more about the Battle of Marianna and events planned for this week's 150th anniversary commemoration, please visit www.battleofmarianna.com.

For information on hotels, restaurants and points of interest in Marianna, please visit www.visitjacksoncountyfla.com.

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