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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
- Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
- THE AMERICAS
- Alt Name:
- United States
- American Civil War
- 1800AD - 1899AD
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about Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
On 20 February 1864 at Olustee Battlefield, Union and Confederate troops clashed for five hours in what became Florida’s largest battle during the American Civil War. Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park now stands in commemoration of that historic battle and its 2,807 casualties.
It was the Confederates led by Brigadier General Joseph Finegan who emerged victorious, managing to break the line of the Union army led by Brigadier General Truman Seymour. In fact, the Battle of Olustee marked the Union army’s final incursion into the area until the war’s end a mere fourteen months later.
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park has a mile-long nature trail with markings and signposts about the battle as well as an Interpretive Centre with exhibits and artifacts relating to the event. Visitors to Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park can start their day at the park’s visitor centre, which has information about the site and activities.
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Address: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Sanderson, Florida 32087, USA
Olustee Battlefield State Park is 2 miles east of Olustee, 50 miles west of Jacksonville and 15 miles east of Lake City on route US 90 and located at GPS navigation coordinates 82.38879973300 (X point), 30.21268816810 (Y point). Olustee Battlefield can be reached via the I-10 at exit at US 90 west (milepost exit 324) and from I-75 at US 90 exit east (milepost exit 427).
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park is open daily from 8am to dusk and admission is free of charge. The park’s Interpretive Centre is open daily 9am-5pm.
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