This monument was erected in 1912 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy on land purchased in 1909 by the State of Florida to preserved a portion of the battleifeld. With the purchase of this land Olustee became Florida's first state historic site.
At some point, a faux-stone concrete block wall with auto and pedestrian gates was erected at the front of the state parcel and served as the main entry for many years. Two additional monuments were added to the state land in the decades following the construction of the original UDC monument, and in 1994, the monument was rededicated and a granite band was inset into the concrete pad surrounding the monument. This band now forms a rectangle around the monument and bears a dedicatory incription on all four sides (for text, see the photo of the 1912 UDC monument).
The Florida Public Archaeology Network is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past.
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