20 February 2014

General Finegan And The Battle Of Olustee

General Joseph Finegan was part of Sanford, Florida, history, and was featured on an historical marker in that city:

He was in command at the Battle of Olustee.  Details of the battle can be found here.

Olustee was a bloody check to the Union cause in Florida. It did not result in the withdrawal of the Federal army from the East Coast, but rather in confining Federal lines to Jacksonville, Fernandina, and St. Augustine from which points small raiding parties slipped out to desolate and harry the country.
This expedition to Florida had failed in both its political and military objects--not so completely in the latter as in the former. [Source]

Source - See Battle Site -- Lower Left On Map


General Beauregard's report.

Joint Resolution Of Thanks To General Finegan And The Officers And Men Of His Command:

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