Confederate Florida: The Road to Olustee

Confederate Florida The Road to Olustee At the end of the Federal forces in the Department of the South were tied up in siege operations against Charleston and Savannah operations that showed little progress or promise The commander o

  • Title: Confederate Florida: The Road to Olustee
  • Author: William H. Nulty
  • ISBN: 9780817307486
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the end of 1863 the Federal forces in the Department of the South were tied up in siege operations against Charleston and Savannah, operations that showed little progress or promise The commander of the Department, Major General Quincy A Gill, led an expedition into Florida to recruit blacks, cut off commissary supplies headed for other parts of the Confederacy, aAt the end of 1863 the Federal forces in the Department of the South were tied up in siege operations against Charleston and Savannah, operations that showed little progress or promise The commander of the Department, Major General Quincy A Gill, led an expedition into Florida to recruit blacks, cut off commissary supplies headed for other parts of the Confederacy, and disrupt the railroad system within Florida Expedition forces landed at Jacksonville on February 7, 1864 The engagement at Olustee, not far from Gainesville, took place on February 20, 1864 it was the largest Civil War battle in Florida and one of the bloodiest Union defeats of the entire war Nonetheless, because the engagement forced the Confederacy to divert 15,000 men from the thinly manned defense of Charleston and Savannah, it delayed critical reinforcement of the Army of Tennessee, which was fighting desperately to prevent the Union invasion of northwestern Georgia Makin use of detailed maps and diagrams, Nulty presents a vivid account of this fascination Civil War effort.

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    1. "Confederate Florida" is the story of the battle of Olustee, the largest engagement of the Civil War to occur in Florida. The book's title is a little misleading. The Civil War in Florida before the Olustee campaign gets a very light treatment - about 50 pages out of 225. While it is a fairly solid military history of Olustee, both in narrative and analysis of the battle and campaign, it should not be looked at for a more general history of Florida in the Civil War. I'm still looking for such a [...]

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