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(July 2012) Enlarge Battle of Olustee Florida Print
 
This print is on display inside the museum. The Battle of Olustee Florida was also known as the Battle of Ocean Pond. Near Ocean Pond Confederates made entrenchments. Union troops never reached this position. Like many other battles during the war, this was fought on ground of neither side's choosing. Instead of fighting in or around the pond, the conflict took place in a pine forest.

(July 2012) Enlarge Diorama of Olustee Battle
 
This diorama in the museum depicts the fighting during the Battle of Olustee on February 20, 1864.

   

  

(July 2012) Enlarge Civil War in Florida Chronology
 
This wooden panel inside the museum allows the visitor to trace events in Florida from the start to the finish of the war.

(July 2012) Enlarge Col. Joseph Hawley's Reminiscences
 
On a portion of wood panel on a wall inside the museum the recollections of Union Col. Joseph Hawley about the Battle of Olustee, and references to the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War. The Battle of Olustee was fought February 20, 1864 and the Battle of Buena Vista was fought February 22-23, 1847.
 
Hawley's Brigade at Olustee
7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry
8th United States Colored Troops (Infantry)
 
Col. Joseph Hawley was criticized for the poor performance. The veteran 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and veteran 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry were sometimes referred to as the 77th New England due to long association together. The 8th USCT was a relatively inexperienced group.

     

(July 2012) Enlarge Col. Joseph Hawley's Reminiscences
 
Strength of Opponents at Olustee.
 
This is a portion of the wood panel along the wall at the Olustee Battlefield Museum. This segment of the panel is just above the reminiscences of Col. Joseph Hawley.

 

(July 2012) Enlarge Routes to Olustee
 
This lighted map inside the museum shows the routes of Union and Confederate forces to the battlefield.

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