Battle of Olustee-action needed
 
YOUR ACTION NEEDED TO STOP "SPECIAL" FEDERAL MONUMENT AT OLUSTEE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
 
Compatriots,
 
A new heritage attack has been launched at Olustee (near Lake City, Florida), and your help is needed.
 
In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the battle that protected Florida’s capital from falling, the Sons of Union Veterans has obtained approval from the State of Florida Parks Department for a special monument to invading Federal forces.  The plan calls for a large black Darth Vadar-esque shaft that will disrupt the hallowed grown where Southern blood was spilled in defense of Florida, protecting Tallahassee from capture. 
 
We fear the State may have a legal right to do so.  Therefore, in order to stop this we must win the war through citizen objection.
 
Confederate Forces won the Battle in 1864 – but will we win the 2nd Battle of Olustee and prevent this menacing monument from disrupting this hallowed Southern soil?
 
We can and will – but only if you take action today!
 
TAKE ACTION NOW!
 
EVERYONE –
 
Please call or email Florida Governor Rick Scott
Call  –  850-717-9418 or
E-mail – Visit the following site to send an email –
 
http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor
 
Message – Please request he intervene and cause Florida Parks department to not approve a ‘special’ monument that glorifies only one side at Olustee (in this case the side of the invader).  The State of Florida already did her duty in erecting a monument to ALL Veterans of the War.  To allow a ‘special’ monument to one side now is only divisive, disruptive and disrespectful.
 
Please send this request to everyone on your list and if you have Facebook or Twitter, post it and then share it to your like-minded friends – especially ones IN FLORIDA.
 
SPECIAL FOR FLORIDIANS –
 
ATTN FLORIDIANS:   Please also contact your legislators by PHONE and EMAIL.  Tell them you want the Park Service’s plan STOPPED. Enough is enough! 
 
Here is a link to find your legislators (do both) –
 
Senate:
http://www.flsenate.gov
 
House of Representatives:
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov
 
BACKGROUND
 
In 1912 a Monument commemorating the Battle and Forces of Both sides was erected by a Monument Commission established by State of Florida.
 
Current ‘balanced’ text on the current Federal/Confederate/Battle Monument erected in 1912 by the Commission established by Florida Law:
 
"The Battle of Olustee was Fought on this Ground February 20th 1864
 
Between 5,000 Confederate Troops Commanded by General Joseph E. Finegan and 6,000 Federal Troops under General Truman Seymour.
 
The Federals were defeated with a loss of 2,000 men.  The Confederate loss was less than 1,000."

Michael Givens
Commander-in-Chief
Sons of Confederate Veterans
(931) 442-1831
http://scv.org/
 
SCV Telegraph