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The Battle of Marianna, Florida Dale Cox

The Battle of Marianna, Florida

Dale Cox

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On September 27, 1864, a column of 700 Union soldiers attacked the small Northwest Florida city of Marianna. They had no way of knowing it at the time, but it was the culmination of the deepest penetration of Confederate Florida by a Federal forceMoreOn September 27, 1864, a column of 700 Union soldiers attacked the small Northwest Florida city of Marianna. They had no way of knowing it at the time, but it was the culmination of the deepest penetration of Confederate Florida by a Federal force during the entire Civil War. A hastily assembled force of Southern reservists, home guards and volunteers tried to defend Marianna, igniting a battle so bloody and intense that some have called it Floridas Alamo. It was not another Alamo, of course, but it was a battle of significance far beyond its size. In this book, writer and historian Dale Cox explores this long-forgotten battle in remarkable detail. The book brings the events and people of 1864 to life in a remarkable and sometimes charming way. Thoroughly researched and thoughtfully written, The Battle of Marianna, Florida is a must have for any student of Civil War or Florida history.