Olustee in Baker County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle of Olustee
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.
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
(Around the base)
This monument at Ocean Pond is rededicated to these southern units that fought here on February 20, 1864. Done this February 20, 1994 the 130th anniversary of the battle.
1st Fla. Inf. Bn. 2nd Fla. Inf. Bn. 6th Fla. Inf. Bn. Madison Conscripts 2nd Fla. Cav. 5th Fla. Cav. Bn. Gambles Arty.
1st Ga. Regulars 6th Ga. Inf. 19th Ga. Inf. 23rd Ga. Inf. 27th Ga. Inf. 28th Ga. Inf.
32nd Ga. Inf. 64th Ga. Inf. 4th Ga. Cav. 28th Ga. Arty Bn. Chatham Arty. Guerard's Btry.
Erected 1912 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.