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Near Olustee in Baker County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee)

 
 
Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
1. Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) Marker
Inscription.  
Here was fought on February 20, 1864
the Battle of Ocean Pond
under the immediate command of
General Alfred Holt Colquitt
"Hero of Olustee"

This decisive engagement prevented a
Sherman-like invasion of Georgia from
the south.

Erected April 20, 1936
By the Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Ga. Div.

 
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.
 
Location. 30° 12.833′ N, 82° 23.305′ W. Marker is near Olustee, Florida, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Trail 0.2 miles north of U.S. 90. Located at the Battle of Olustee Park Visitor Center. 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. Brig. Gen. Joseph Finegan (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Olustee (a few steps from this marker); Olustee Battlefield (about 300 feet
Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
2. Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) Marker
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Olustee,from Wikipedia. The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond was fought in Baker County, Florida on 20 February 1864, during the American Civil War. It was the largest battle fought in Florida during the war. ... (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Alfred H. Colquitt, from Wikipedia.
6th Georgia Infantry, Colquitt marched his brigade south to help defend against the Union invasion of Florida, and was victorious in the Battle of Olustee. After this battle, Colquitt's brigade rejoined Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Late in the war, the brigade returned to defend North Carolina .... Governor of Georgia 1877 – 1882 (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond
Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
3. Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) Marker
United Daughters of the Confederacy Memorial
. Battlefield site and Reenactment, plus other details (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

4. The Battle of Olustee - Olustee, Florida. The massive Confederate victory at Olustee ended the first major Union attempt to penetrate the interior of Florida. (Submitted on May 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
The Battle of Olustee Battlefield Park, seen along US 90 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
4. The Battle of Olustee Battlefield Park, seen along US 90
Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) seen inside the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2012
5. Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) seen inside the Visitor Center
The Civil War
The Beginning of the End

February 1864

  For three years the Civil War has raged in this bitterly divided nation. The ragged and hungry Confederate forces on the northern fronts are enduring the winter's biting cold with most supplies from the Western states cut off and the Southern seaports blockaded.
  General Grant's Union Army of the Potomac is waiting for the spring thaw before charging into General Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. General Sherman is amassing 100,000 Union troops in West Tennessee and preparing for a fiery march through Georgia and South Carolina.
  The Confederate states are now relaying heavily on Florida's farmers to furnish beef, pork, beans, potatoes, and salt to sustain its military forces. The Union's attempt to restore Florida to the Union and to cut off these vital supplies, leads here on the afternoon of February 20, 1864, to the Battle of Olustee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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