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Olustee battlefield gets $1 million grant for new museum

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Updated: 2/16 3:18 pm
SANDERSON, Fla. (PBP) -- On the day of the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Civil War battle of Olustee, officials Sunday announced a $1 million donation for a new museum.

More than 2,000 reenactors, including some from Palm Beach County, and tens of thousands of spectators, were expected for Sunday’s event at the state park about an hour’s drive west of Jacksonville.

It is here that 5,000 Union troops, marching to seize Tallahassee, confronted the same number of rebels in the largest battle on the soil of Florida. The “skirmish” left 203 Union troops and 93 Confederates dead.
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