Authentic Encampment by George Wilson
Canon by George Wilson
Calvary Soldier Photo by George Wilson
Confederate reenactors in the tall grass Photo by Lisa Holland
Reenactors lined up for colors ceremony Photo by Rod Hawk
54th Massachusetts Reenactors during the 150th Anniversary
Blacksmith working at Battle of Olustee Reenactment Photo by Rod Hawk
Historic Photo of Olustee Battlefield Entrance gate
Photo of an Encampment during the 150th celebration photo by George Wilson
Black and White photo of canon by George Wilson
Calvary soldier riding across Battlefield Photo by George Wilson
Confederate reenactors in the tall grass Photo by Lisa Holland
Reenactors lined up for colors ceremony Photo by Rod Hawk
54th Massachusetts Reenactors during the 150th Anniversary
Blacksmith working at Battle of Olustee Reenactment Photo by Rod Hawk
Historic Photo of Olustee Battlefield Entrance gate

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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Welcome to Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

This park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place February 20, 1864. More than 10,000 cavalry, infantry and artillery troops fought a five-hour battle in a pine forest near Olustee. Three U.S. Colored Troops took part in the battle, including the now famous 54th Massachusetts. The battle ended with 2,807 casualties and the retreat of Union troops to Jacksonville until the war's end just 14 months later. In 1912, when many living Civil War veterans still attended reunions, the battlefield became the state's first historic site. Olustee Battlefield has a visitor center with historical information and artifacts. A reenactment is held every February and a Civil War Expo takes place in late summer. Scenes for Civil War movies, including the 1989 movie Glory, have been filmed during the reenactments. Visitors can enjoy a meal at the picnic area or take a walk along a mile-long trail that has interpretive signs describing the events of the battle.

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