The Battle Rages
The continuous roar of battle lasted another three hours
without a pause. “Grape and canister swept by with
hideous music, and shell after shell tore through our
ranks and burst amid heaps of our wounded heroes. The
115th New York swept forward in the face of a galling
fire, through reeds higher than our heads, over logs and
fences, until the hateful columns of southern grey were
–James H. Clark; "The Iron Hearted Regiment,"
115th New York, 1865
“The infantry fighting here was magnificent.
Nothing could withstand it. The enemy held on for
a time, but finally gave way, and we advanced
some two hundred yards. Here the enemy again
– Captain Wheaton,
Confederate Historical Sketch,
Chatham Artillery, 1887
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 30° 13.139′ N, 82° 23.55′ W. Marker is near Olustee, Florida, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Trail 0.3 miles from U.S. 90. 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. A Bloody Massacre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confusion Under Fire (about 500 feet away); Hold That Line (about 600 feet away); Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle Intensifies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cries and Cheers (approx. ¼ mile away); Fight or Die (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Yankees are Coming (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olustee.
Also see . . . Battle of Olustee article by the Olustee Battlefield Citizens Support Organization. (Submitted on March 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.