The Yankees are Coming
By early afternoon the Union Cavalry had driven the Confederate cavalry westward for several miles. As the Union neared the railroad station at Olustee, Confederate resistance grew stronger.
Here is where the bloody, four hour battle began.
"At 8 a'clock in the morning on the 20th instant
we were informed that the Yankees were
advancing. A part of the brigade was immediately
ordered to some rifle pits hastily constructed near
at hand, the remainder forming line of battle in
open field. In this position we patiently awaited
the coming of the foe for an hour, when our
General, who is a fair man, concluded to meet
- Letter from H.W.B. Athens
Southern Banner, March 9, 1864
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1989.
Location. 30° 12.871′ N, 82° 23.35′ W. Marker is near Olustee, Florida, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Trail (17 Mile Camp Road), 0.3 miles north of U.S. 90, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5815 Battlefield Trail, Sanderson FL 32087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olustee Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Brig. Gen. Joseph Finegan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Olustee (about 300 feet away); Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) (about 300 feet away); Fight or Die (about 500 feet away); A Legacy Remembered (about 600 feet away); Cries and Cheers (about 800 feet away); Battle of Olustee Union Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olustee.
Also see . . . The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond , Wikipedia entry. ...Union casualties were 203 killed, 1,152 wounded, and 506 missing, a total of 1,861 men—almost 40%. Confederate losses were lower: 93 killed, 847 wounded, and 6 missing, a total of 946 casualties in all—but still about 20%. Additionally, Union (Submitted on April 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 25, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.