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Battle of Marianna/Marianna Day

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Well folks it's getting close to that time of year again for the Battle of Marianna/Marianna Day event. The events start Friday September 25th and continue through Sunday the 27th, I am posting this to spread the word for anyone interested in attending and/or participating this North Florida event. Here attached is a link to fill you in on a little history about this small but fierce battle.

http://www.battleofmarianna.com
 
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Well folks it's getting close to that time of year again for the Battle of Marianna/Marianna Day event. The events start Friday September 25th and continue through Sunday the 27th, I am posting this to spread the word for anyone interested in attending and/or participating this North Florida event. Here attached is a link to fill you in on a little history about this small but fierce battle.

http://www.battleofmarianna.com

Stephen Wilburn Land

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Possible Confederate Veteran of the Battle of Marianna. His oldest brother, Thomas Jefferson Land was killed in the battle. Stephen was the youngest of six brothers in the Confederate Army. Their father, Sumter Land was a veteran of the War of 1812 and was killed by Indians in 1840. Their grandfather, Captain Jonathan Land, was killed in the Revolution.

Stephen W. Land Residence was not listed; a 24 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 3/14/1862 at Jackson County, FL as a Private. On 3/14/1862 he mustered into "Smith's" Co. FL Marianna Drag. Cavalry He was discharged for disability on 2/5/1864 at Marianna, Jackson County, FL On 4/7/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. FL 5th Battn Cavalry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Oath Allegiance 5/23/1865 Quincy, FL He was described at enlistment as: 5' 10.0", dark complexion, black eyes, black hair Other Information: born 8/31/1839 in Jackson County, FL died 12/23/1915 in Jackson County, FL Buried: Kynesville Baptist Cemetery, Jackson County, FL (Married Janie E. Tanner on 10/02/1915)

Union Army Report On The Battle :

MARIANNA, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 27, 1864.

Marianna, Fla, Sept. 27, 1864. Detachments of 2nd Maine,
1st Florida cavalry and 82nd and 86th U. S. Colored Infantry.
As an incident of an expedition from Barrancas the Confederates
at Marianna were drawn up in front of the town to oppose the
Federal advance. A charge by a battalion of the 2nd Me. was
repulsed but a second attempt by a larger force succeeded in
breaking the enemy's line. The Union troops then entered the
town, where some 80 prisoners, 95 stands of arms, a consider-
able quantity of commissary stores and 400 head of cattle were
taken. The Federal loss was 15 or 20 killed and wounded.


Source: The Union Army, vol. 6

 
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