Monday, September 29, 2008

Florida Town Honors Role in War

‘Marianna Day’ honors city’s role in Civil War
By Kate McCardell
Published: September 28, 2008

Marianna Day was celebrated Saturday, with several events taking place in the city to commemorate Marianna’s role during the Civil War.

Tents covered a portion of the field at Citizens Lodge Park over the weekend, where the Sons of Confederate Veterans Number 703 of Quincy, Confederate States Ship of Tallahassee Marine Guard and Order of the Confederate Rose held a Civil War living history program.
The re-enactors demonstrated everyday life of both the military and civilians during the years between 1861 and 1865.

“We’re just trying to preserve our heritage,” said Pvt. David Brinkley. “And to get the truth out. The war wasn’t all about slaves. The southern states were trying to get their independence, just like the United States was during the Revolutionary War.”

Earlier in the day, the Theophilus West, M.D., Camp #1346 Sons of Confederate Veterans, held a headstone dedication and ceremony for Judge Allen Henry Bush at St. Luke’s Cemetery.