Near 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
Erected 1912 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1862.
Location. 30° 12.839′ N, 82° 23.303′ W. Marker is near Olustee, Florida, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Battlefield Trail and U.S. 90, on the right when traveling west on Battlefield Trail. On the southwestern border of Osceola National Forest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5815 Battlefield Trail, Olustee FL 32072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) (a few steps from this marker); Brig. Gen. Joseph Finegan (a few steps from this marker); Olustee Battlefield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Yankees are Coming (about 300 feet away); A Legacy Remembered (about 400 feet away); Fight or Die (about 700 feet away); Battle of Olustee Union Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cries and Cheers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olustee.
More about this marker. Tall monument behind a Visitor's Center with Interpretive signs, a mile-loop trail, and battle reeactments every February.
Also see . . .
1. Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. A stunning Confederate victory, the Battle of Olustee was the largest (Submitted on November 21, 2008.)
2. Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond. Site detailing the battle and the reenactments. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
Additional keywords. U.S. Colored Troops; USCT;
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 4,551 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. 8. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.