Olustee was the most important battle of the War for Southern Independence in Florida. While the Union army under Brigadier General Truman Seymour was not “completely defeated, with . . . utter rout," it was a severe setback in the plan of the administration for separating Florida from the Confederacy. If the effort had been successful, the political and economic results would have been serious for the South.
Bornet, Vaughn D.
"A Connecticut Yankee Fights at Olustee: Letters from the Front,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 27
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol27/iss3/4