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Olustee (Ocean Pond)

Battle Name : Olustee (Ocean Pond)

Date(s) : 20 February 1864

Part of : American Civil War , Eastern Theatre, 1864 ,

Outcome : A victory for American Confederate Forces over American Union Forces

Type of battle : Land


A Federal force under Gen Seymour landed at Jacksonville to attempt to gain a foothold in Florida. The marched to meet Confederate forces around Olustee who , well protected by swamp and forest, attacked in mid-afternoon. Two of the three Union divisions broke and ran but the third fought an effective rearguard action to cover the retreat back to Jacksonville.


Florida, USA (USA)

Casualty figures

American Union Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,860 (36.47%)

American Confederate Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
934 (17.96%)