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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park is located on U.S. Highway 90 just east of the community of Olustee, Florida. The
battlefield is about 15 miles east of Lake City and is only three miles from Interstate 10. The photographs below provide an
idea of how the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle appears today.
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This is a view of the primary monument at Olustee
Battlefield Historic State Park. The monument is
adjacent to the visitor center and is flanked by smaller
memorials to Generals Finegan and Colquitt.
Artillery played a critical role in the Battle of Olustee
and inflicted severe casualties on the Union forces.
These field pieces are displayed near the visitor
center and primary monument.
United Daughters of the Confederacy from Georgia
erected this monument on the battlefield to
memorialize the leadership of Brig. Gen. Alfred H.
Colquitt. He was a native Georgian.
United Daughters of the Confederacy from Florida
erected this stone in memory of Brig. Gen. Joseph
Finegan, a Floridian and the overall Southern
commander at the Battle of Olustee.
Online Tour - The Battle of Olustee, Florida
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
This display stands at the entrance to the trails that
lead along the lines of battle at Olustee. The trails
were established in a cooperative effort by the state
park and the Osceola National Forest.
This view looks along the site of the final Confederate
line of battle at Olustee. The engagement was fought
in the open pine woods, without the protection of
earthworks or other defenses.
This is a view looking down the trail that follows the
final position held by Union forces at Olustee. The
battle raged across a front that extended for more
than one mile through the open pine woods.
This photographs shows the approximate final
position of the famed 54th Massachusetts Infantry at
the Battle of Olustee. The African American Regiment
sustained heavy casualties in the fight.
The Union army advanced and retreated along a dirt
road that roughly paralleled the Atlantic - Gulf Central
Railroad. This is a view of the tracks at the point they
cross through the battlefield park.
The Union dead were buried in a mass grave on the
battlefield. It is believed that the unfortunate soldiers
still rest in the burial pit, marked today by this cross
that is a reproduction of an earlier wooden marker.
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Last Updated: February 5, 2014