Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Special Series on the 1864 Raid on Marianna, Florida
If you are interested in the Civil War in the Deep South, you might enjoy a special series that is starting today at Civil War Florida.
The series provides a day-by-day telling of the story of the 1864 Union Raid on Marianna, Florida. The deepest penetration of Florida by Federal troops during the entire Civil War, this raid was longer than Sherman's March to the Sea and culminated at the small but bloody Battle of Marianna on September 27, 1864.
The first movements of the raid began 144 years ago today when advance troops crossed Pensacola Bay to establish a landing point for the main body of Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth's Union command.
To learn more, check in daily for the latest updates at http://civilwarflorida.blogspot.com.