Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Home | Español | Driver License | Vehicle Tags & Titles | Florida Highway Patrol | Contact Us | Forms | Office Locations
FHP Logo

FHP Assists with Civil War Event

FHP Door Seal

FHP Home
Main Gallery
Troop A
Troop B
Troop C
Troop D
Troop E
Troop F
Troop G
Troop H
Troop K
Troop L
FHP Training Academy
FHP Training Academy Class Photos
FHP Training Academy Class Activities
Occupant Protection & Child Passenger Safety
Contraband Interdiction Program

Sgt. Stebbins and Trooper Smatt stand ready to direct traffic for the event.
Sgt. Tom Stebbins and Trooper Justin Smatt
stand ready to direct traffic for the event.

Each year, the Florida Highway Patrol assists with the heavy flow of visitors and traffic at the Olustee Battlefield reenactment held for one February weekend in Baker County.

Florida History: Once a year at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park outside of Macclenny in Baker County, citizens commemorate the largest Civil War battle in Florida. The Union campaign that climaxed in the Battle of Olustee (or Ocean Pond) began in February, 1864, when troops commanded by General Truman A. Seymour embarked at Hilton Head, S.C. Battle casualties amounted to 1,861 Union and 946 Confederate soldiers. In proportion to the number of troops involved, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

Select image to enlarge
Group photo Discussing strategy?. Preparing to fight. Ready for battle. Civilians are there for support Battle of Olustee photo
Soldiers get ready for a battle reenactment.

 

 
FHP Station Address & Phone Numbers   |    Regional Communications Centers   |    Mission   |    A - Z Guide

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | MyFlorida.com
Copyright ©2008 State of Florida