Battle losses amounted to 1,861 Union and 946 Confederate soldiers.
Participants included three all-black infantry regiments: the First North
Carolina Colored Infrantry, the Eighth U.S. Colored Infantry, and the 54th
Massachusetts Colored Infantry. Approximately one-third of the Union troops
were African-Americans. Union forces stayed in Jacksonville until the end
of the war and occupied several coastal towns along the St. Johns River.
Although they carried out periodic operations against Confederate forces
defending east Florida, no large-scale battles were waged.
P.O. Box 2, Olustee, FL 32702
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday.
Closed Tuesday And Wednesday
CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Summer - dress cool, temperature in the 90s, bring insect repellant,
drinking water if hiking, suntan lotion if planning on extended outside
Winter- normally mild in the 40 to 76 degree range, wear layers of light
clothing. Occasional drops into the 20's and 30's.
Olustee Battlefield is approximately 12 miles east of Lake City on Highway
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No public transportation
FEES, COSTS, RATES
$2 per vehicle, up to eight people per vehicle.
FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Museum displays Civil War memorabilia from Florida's only major Civil
War battle. Visitors can walk on battlefield and see cannons and monument.
Short quarter-mile trail to battle reenactment area.
Over two thousand reenactors portray the battle each February (usually
near the 17th)
LODGING AND CAMPING
In Lake City
In Lake City
Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. See a ranger
for assistance if needed.
Contact a ranger
All things are protected in state parks: please dispose of trash properly.
State Parks WWW Site