A Bloody Massacre
–James H. Clark; “The Iron Hearted Regiment,"
115th New York, 1865
During the engagement, a train of cars arrived bringing reinforcements for the Confederates. General Colquitt had a large cannon mounted on a railroad flatcar which shot a large shell every five minutes, devastating the Union troops.
"...Our companies were enduring an increased
musketry fire from front and flank. Sharpshooters
were observed perched in the trees, but a few
volleys brought them down. We were sustaining
casualties every moment; but most of the missiles
– Luis F. Emilio,
History of the 54th Massachusetts
Erected by Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hold That Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle Rages (about 400 feet away); Confusion Under Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle Intensifies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cries and Cheers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fight or Die (approx. 0.4 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 94 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.