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  Battle of Olustee - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond was fought near Lake City, Florida, on February 20, 1864, during the American Civil War.
It was the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
Battle of Olustee, See also, References, External links, Baker County, Florida, Battles of the Florida Expedition of the American Civil War, Confederate victories of the American Civil War, Florida in the American Civil War and Registered Historic Places in Florida.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Battle_of_Olustee   (393 words)

  
  Battle of Olustee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond was fought near Lake City, Florida, on February 20, 1864, during the American Civil War.
It was the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
The battle raged, and as Finegan committed the last of his reserves, the Union line broke and began to retreat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Olustee   (265 words)

  
 Battle of Olustee - The Battle Itself   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The fighting during this middle period of the battle was particularly severe, with each side suffering heavy casualties.
Letters and diaries from the men involved indicate that the battle was the equal of, if not worse than, the savage fighting a number of the veteran regiments had experienced in the campaigns in Virginia or the Western theater.
A regrettable episode in the aftermath of the battle was the apparent mistreatment of Union fl soldiers by the Confederates.
extlab1.entnem.ufl.edu /olustee/battle.html   (1462 words)

  
 Battle of Olustee Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Olustee was the longest battle held in Florida.
Olustee was the fourth battle that took place in Florida.
The 54th color regiment of Massachusetts fought in the battle of Olustee.
www.monroe.k12.fl.us /KLS/DepthClass/Olustee/Olusteefacts.htm   (275 words)

  
 THE IRON HEARTED REGIMENT - Chapter Eight - NY Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
At the battle of Olustee, Florida, Feb. 20th, 1864, he was severely wounded in the breast, and fell into the hands of the enemy where he no doubt died, as no tidings have ever been received from him.
Elisha Canson, killed in the battle of Olustee, Fla., Feb. 20th, 1864, and was left of the field.
Charles Weeper was badly wounded at Olustee, Fla., Feb. 20th, 1864, taken prisoner by the rebels, and died from the effects of wounds, starvation and cruel treatment, at Andersonville, Ga., Aug., 1864.
www.dmna.state.ny.us /historic/reghist/civil/infantry/115thInf/115thInfIronHeartedChapter8.htm   (10631 words)

  
 The Battle of Olustee (Ocean Pond)
Colonel Charles W. Fribley's 8th United States Colored Troops was thrust into the battle at the outset, and Lieutenant Colonel W.N. Reed's 35th United States Colored Troops of North Carolina fought alongside the 54th—both regiments having entered the fray near the end of the battle.
This battle of the Florida Campaign would be the largest battle of the Civil War fought in the state.
The Battle of Olustee, or Ocean Pond, on the 20th of February, will be long remembered by the Eighth, which suffered terribly in the conflict.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Aegean/6732/files/rgs_olustee.html   (1447 words)

  
 Ghost Tracker / Investigations - Olustee Battlefield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Olustee was the largest Civil War battle in Florida.
The Union campaign that climaxed in the Battle of Olustee (or Ocean Pond) began in February, 1864, when troops commanded by General Truman A. Seymour embarked at Hilton Head, S.C. Their immediate objective was a fourth occupation of Jacksonville, Florida.
The battle was joined on the floor of a forest of virgin pines, free of underbrush.
www.ghosttracker.com /investigations-OlusteeBattlefield.html   (492 words)

  
 Lake City Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
OLUSTEE — The role of African Americans in the Civil War, from the woman who worked as a Union spy in the home of the Confederate president to the life of author and statesman Frederick Douglass, will be featured in living history demonstrations at the Battle of Olustee Reenactment on February 16-18.
The Battle of Olustee was fought on February 20, 1864.
The Battle of Olustee was Florida’s largest Civil War battle, resulting in 2,807 casualties and a Confederate victory.
lakecityjournal.com /show_rec.php?stories_id=2210   (420 words)

  
 Olustee 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although it threatened rain on Thursday, the rest of the weekend was almost perfect at Olustee this year.
This year there was a battle on Saturday afternoon as well as on Sunday.
A certain veteran artillery reenactor had died recently, and his last request was that his ashes be fired from cannon across the battle field.
home.sprynet.com /~bbih/Olustee98.html   (184 words)

  
 Battle --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
A ridge to the southeast, called Senlac, was the site of the famous battle in which William I the Conqueror defeated the English in 1066.
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9013784?tocId=9013784   (799 words)

  
 Battle of Olustee - After the Battle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As no record exists to indicate their removal, it is thought by most students of the battle that the remains of the Union dead are still located in the mass grave in which they were buried in 1866.
On February 22, 1964 a ceremony was held at Olustee Battlefield Memorial to commemorate the centennial of the battle.
At the battle reenactment (at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park in Baker County), the contributions of the many reenactors were enhanced by the wares of many excellent sutlers, selling their Civil War goods.
extlab1.entnem.ufl.edu /olustee/after.html   (1391 words)

  
 Your National Forest - Recreational Activities
The Olustee Battlefield Trail lets you discover what life was like for soldiers who fought in the Battle of Olustee.
This loop trail walks you through the events that led up to the battle, the tactics used during the battle, and the aftermath, all from personal accounts, diaries and letters from soldiers who fought in the battle.
Olustee Beach - Olustee Beach is located on the south side of Ocean Pond and provides visitors the opportunity to fish, swim, boat and picnic along the scenic shores of Ocean Pond.
www.fs.fed.us /r8/florida/recreation/index_osc.shtml   (2151 words)

  
 Activities for "Florida's Role in the Civil War"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Battles were fought in the North and the South, but most took place in the South.
Some battles continued for a short period of time, but, once word reached troops who were still fighting, the southern generals surrendered.
For the Federals, the casualty percentage at Olustee was one of the highest of the entire war.
www.pcsb.k12.fl.us /tah/c-1-3.htm   (3008 words)

  
 Olustee Civil War Re-enactment
The Battle of Olustee, also known as Ocean Pond, was the largest battle fought in Florida during the Civil War.
On February 20,1864, a full-scale battle took place in the pine woods and swamp lands near a railroad station named Olustee, which is about ten miles east of Lake City in north-central Florida.
Before going to Olustee, we thought it would be our mission to find spirit activity but once we got there we were so caught up in the history and the day that we did not set up any equipment.
www.ghgghosthunters.com /Olustee.htm   (1945 words)

  
 Festivals.com - Celebrating the World of Festivals and Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of Olustee was not only the largest Civil War battle in Florida, it was--when you compare the number who engaged in the battle to the number who died--one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
Hint: Since the Battle of Olustee is a federal defeat, most of the action takes place on the Union (east) side of the field.
His Web site on the Battle of Olustee has connected cousins through their fighting ancestors, and features an impressive collection of letters and photographs that might otherwise have languished in attics.
www.festivals.com /02-February/olustee   (1312 words)

  
 OLUSTEE - LoveToKnow Article on OLUSTEE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The village is served by the Seaboard Air Line.
The battle of Olustee, or Ocean Pond (the name of a small body of water in the vicinity), one of the most sanguinary engagements of the Civil War in proportion to the numbers engaged, was fought on the 20th of February 1864, about 2 m.
east of Olustee, between about 5500 Federal troops, under General Truman Seymour (1824-1891), and about 5400 Confederates, under General Joseph Finegan, the Federal forces being decisively defeated, with a loss, in killed and wounded, of about one-third of their number, including several officers.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /O/OL/OLUSTEE.htm   (137 words)

  
 | Exhibition Review | The Journal of American History, 89.3 | The History Cooperative
Battle of Olustee, annual reenactment and downtown festival.
While the daylong Battle of Olustee is reduced to about sixty minutes of action, each major part of the campaign is authentically reenacted.
The "battle" officially ends with a final volley when all reenactors line up to face the spectators and then fire off shots simultaneously.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/jah/89.3/exr_2.html   (693 words)

  
 Battle of Olustee
Johnson thought, was one of the finest battles on record.
At a critical juncture afterward, when it was important that the enemy should be pursued, General Meade took the opinion of his corps commanders, who advised against the movement.
Again we retreated, taking another position; but it was impossible to contend with a force so greatly superior, and after a battle of three hours and a half we retreated in good order, leaving our dead and severely wounded on the field.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/civil-war/1864/march/battle-olustee.htm   (4339 words)

  
 Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
WHERE: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, 15 miles east of Lake City on U.S. Park at the Lake City Airport for free and take the shuttle ($1 per adult, 50 cents for students) to the park entrance.
Olustee is the largest Civil War re-enactment in the Southeast, with more than 2,400 re-enactors - men, women and children - bringing this period to life.
In proportion to the number of troops involved, Olustee was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050217/SCENE/202170307/1004   (740 words)

  
 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Decades later, William Harvey Carney, the flag bearer of the unit during that attack became the first African-American awarded the Medal of Honor.
Later in the war, the 54th fought a rear-guard action covering the Union retreat at the Battle of Olustee.
The film reestablished the now-popular image of the combat role African-Americans played in the Civil War and the unit, often played in historical battle simulations, now has the nickname of The Glory Regiment.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/54th_Massachusetts_Volunteer_Infantry   (501 words)

  
 Battle of Olustee
Reenactment
The Union campaign that climaxed in the Battle of Olustee (or Ocean Pond) began in February, 1864, when troops commanded by General Truman A. Seymour began an offensive in Florida.
The battle ensued as the troops engaged in a forest of virgin pines, free of underbrush and of constructed earthworks.
In 1897 the Florida Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy began raising funds for a monument at the battle site, and in 1899 the Florida Legislature estableished a commission to oversee construction of the monument which was finally completed in 1912.
www.fortunecity.com /millenium/rugrats/86/olustee.htm   (504 words)

  
 OlusteeTravel
The Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond was the the largest and bloodiest Civil War Battle in Florida
The battlefield itself is 15 miles east of Lake City at the Olustee Battlefield State Park.
The uniforms of the men and the costumes of the women and children are often made from copies of original patterns.
www.greenlightwrite.com /olusteetravel.htm   (910 words)

  
 Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
View Battle of Olustee wmv file (1.4 MB) produced by Carlos A. Rivera.
Some of the information on this site was taken from three booklets developed by the Olustee Battlefield Citizen Support Organization : David J. Coles is the principal author for The Battle of Olustee and the Olustee Battlefield Site: a Brief History and Men and Arms: Sketches of the Commanders and Units of the Olustee Campaign.
Russell A. Alexander and David J. Coles also edited and compiled The Confederate Roll of Honor: Southern Casualties at the Battle of Olustee.
extlab1.entnem.ufl.edu /olustee   (229 words)

  
 Ghost Tracker / Investigations - Olustee, Florida Battlefield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As the sun started to go down that night, and most of Olustee's visitors headed to the Battle of Olustee Ball at the big tent, the Ghost Tracker/GHG Ghost Hunters crew headed to the nearby cemetery in search of spirit.
Although the reenactment of the battle takes place out on the battlefield which is located a good walk away from where the cemetery is located, we learned that the actual heat of the Olustee battle took place where the cemetery now lies, and on the surrounding area.
Below are photos taken by the Ghost Tracker/GHG Ghost Hunters team, including the battle reenactment, the spirit search that night at the cemetery, and also some photos taken the next day at Olustee before a storm came and ended the events planned for that day.
www.ghosttracker.com /photos-03-02-17OlusteeBattlefield.html   (451 words)

  
 State Park Commemorates Civil War - 02/16/07
OLUSTEEOlustee Battlefield Historic State Park welcomed visitors today to the 143rd anniversary of Florida’s largest civil war battle.
The Battle of Olustee took place February 20, 1864 with more than 10,000 cavalry, infantry and artillery troops.
Battle reenactments and Native American festivals celebrate Florida’s unique history, while art shows, museums and lighthouses offer a window into Florida’s cultural heritage.
www.dep.state.fl.us /secretary/news/2007/02/0216_01.htm   (307 words)

  
 Florida's Role in the Civil War: "Supplier of the Confederacy"
Battles were fought in the North and the South, but most took place in the South.
Some battles continued for a short period of time, but, once word reached troops who were still fighting, the southern generals surrendered.
The Battle of Olustee has been described as one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /florida/lessons/cvl_war/cvl_war1.htm   (1720 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Battle of Olustee
Categories: Battles of the Florida Expedition of the American Civil War
The Battle of Olustee was a battle in the American Civil War which took place near Lake City, Florida on February 20, 1864.
Confederate losses were considerably lower: 93 killed, 847 wounded, and 6 missing, a total of 946 casualties in all.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Battle_of_Olustee   (264 words)

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