Monday, July 27, 2009

Looking for Eyewitness Accounts of Olustee


I am in the process of researching the Battle of Olustee, Florida, and am looking for previously unpublished eyewitness accounts.

I'm particularly interested in finding accounts written by citizens of the area or letters sent home by soldiers of either side. If you have anything like this in your personal collection, I would love to hear from you.

I'm also looking for accounts written by soldiers wounded in the battle and sent to their families during the time they were hospitalized in locations across Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

In addition, I would like to obtain digital copies of photographs of soldiers who fought at Olustee, whether taken during the War Between the States or later in life.

If you have anything like this, please contact me by visiting www.exploresouthernhistory.com and clicking the "Contact Us" button at the top of the page. I am slowly writing a new history of the battle and would like to include a lot of material of this nature. I will gladly credit you for your assistance. Thanks in advance!

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