Olustee Battle Monument
Lake City Historic Commercial District
Olustee Battle Monument - Lake City, FL
The Olustee Battle Monument is located in a city park in the Lake City Historic Commercial District in Lake City, Florida. The monument is an obelisk located in the southwest corner of Olustee Park. This monument was probably placed between 1910-1915.
The text on the monument reads as :
"Officers Commanding" "Brigadier-General, Joseph Finnegan" "Lieutenant-Colonel, Charles Hopkins, 1st Battalion" "Lieutenant-Colonel, Theo Brevard, 2nd Battalion" "Lieutenant-Colonel, McClellan, 4th Battalion" "Lieutenant-Colonel, John M. Martin, 6th Battalion"
"This monument erected to perpetuate in loving memory the 151 soldiers of the Confederate Army who lost their lives at the Battle of Olustee and who now lie buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Lake City, Florida."
"February 20th - Olustee Battle - 1864"
"Bodies lie ten blocks northwest from this monument in Oaklawn Cemetery."
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Olustee Battle Monument; Olustee Battle 1864; Confederate Army; Oaklawn Cemetery; Confederate Monument; Columbia County (Fl.); Lake City (Fl.); Memorials --- Florida --- Lake City.