Detailed view of a historical marker that reads, "Confederate earthworks: Erected, equipped and manned to defend the railroad bridge and head of navigation on the Suwannee River at this town of Columbus. This was the Union objective as they marched westward from Jacksonville in the Union campaign of 1864. They were defeated and turned back at the battle of Olustee, fifty miles east of this point."
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