Sanderson in Baker County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Camp at Sanderson
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-18.)
Location. 30° 15.057′ N, 82° 16.157′ W. Marker is in Sanderson, Florida, in Baker County. Marker is on U.S. 90, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located between Thomas Sweat Road and Pine Street (County Road 127). Marker is in this post office area: Sanderson FL 32087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Olustee (approx. 7.6 miles away); Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee) (approx. 7.6 miles away); Brig. Gen. Joseph Finegan (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Yankees are Coming (approx. Olustee Battlefield (approx. 7.6 miles away); A Legacy Remembered (approx. 7.6 miles away); Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away).
Also see . . . The Battle of Olustee. ...The Federals advanced in three columns along the Lake City and Jacksonville Road, which ran roughly parallel to the Florida Atlantic and Gulf-Central Railroad. The Federal cavalry was in the vanguard, followed by the slower-moving infantry.... (Submitted on April 18, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. The Beginning of the End
The Confederate states began relying 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.
— Submitted April 18, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 791 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on May 2, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 18, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.