Saturday, October 13, 2007
Marianna Confederate Reunion
This photograph was taken at one of the last Confederate reunions in Florida. Held in Marianna on September 26-27, 1927, the reunion marked the 63rd anniversary of the 1864 Battle of Marianna.
The small group of men visible on the far left of the photograph were some of the last Confederate veterans still alive in Florida at the time of the reunion. They would have been at least in their late 70s in 1927.
The annual tradition of Confederate veterans gathering in Marianna for "Marianna Day" on the anniversary of the battle ended shortly after 1927. For many years, September 27th was observed as a day of remembrance in Florida, but the tradition has long since faded.
For more information on the Battle of Marianna, please visit www.battleofmarianna.net.