Historic Markers Across Florida



The Battle of Olustee



Marker ID: UDC 
Location: Michael Carsen Road and U.S. 90
County: Baker
Coordinates: N 30° 12.839    W 082° 23.303
  30.21398333    -82.38838333
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMHQVD
 



Text:

(Front):
The Battle of Olustee was fought
on this ground
February 20th, 1864.
Between 5,000 Confederate troops
commanded by General Joseph E. Finegan
and 6,000 Federal troops under
General Truman Seymour.
The Federals were defeated with
a loss of 2,000 men.
The Confederate loss
was less than 1,000.

(Back):
To the men who fought and
Triumphed here in defense
of their homes and firesides.
This monument is erected
by the United Daughters
of the Confederacy aided
by the State of Florida.
In commemoration of their
devotion to the cause of
Liberty and State Sovereignty
MCMXII


Notes:

Olustee Battlefield Monument, dedicated January 26, 1928, is located 2 miles east of Olustee on u.s. 90. This is the site of the Battle of Olustee, the largest in Florida during the Civil War. The 1864 battle is recreated every year on the Sunday closest to February 20th by members of the National Reenactment Society of Volunteers and the 1st Florida Regiment of Volunteers. NR.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Wikipedia - Battle of Olustee