Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The Battle of Olustee, Florida - Part Nine
Concluding our look at the Battle of Olustee, Florida, the battlefield is now located in adjoining areas of Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and the Osceola National Forest.
The park is open daily and features monuments, cannon, a walking trail along the battle lines, exhibits and a small museum. A film detailing the history of the battle is available in the museum.
The battlefield is the largest in Florida and one of the best preserved in the Deep South. Although Olustee does not have preserved earthworks or fortifications, because none were used during the battle, it is remarkably well preserved and can be seen today almost as it appeared at the time of the battle. It is a place for quiet reflection and consideration of the terrible cost exacted on this ground.
To learn more, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/olustee