Near Olustee in Baker County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee)
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
Erected April 20, 1936
By the Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter
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 1906.
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 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(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.)
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