Annual Reenactment of the
Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida
WE WILL MEET AT PUBLIX 7749 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. TO CARPOOL. PLEASE PARK IN THE FAR SPACES FACING NORMANDY. I WILL BE HOLDING A MEETUP SIGN. I DRIVE A RED NISSAN SENTRA. WE WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 7:15AM. MY CELL NUMBER IS [masked]
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF CIVIL WAR BATTLE
-150th Anniversary of Florida’s Largest Civil War Battle-
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and host the 38th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee
February 14-16, 2014. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.
The Battle of Olustee was fought on February 20, 1864. Full-scale artillery, mounted cavalry and three African American regiments, took part in the battle that ended with 2,807 casualties and a Confederate victory. The 54th Massachusetts was among the African American troops that fought at Olustee.
The living history weekend features the reenactment of the Battle of Olustee on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Period music concerts and crafts, lectures, battlefield surgical practices and the lives of both white and black civilians during the war will be portrayed by re-enactors. Military camps and drills by infantry and artillery are scheduled throughout the weekend. Color ceremonies, cavalry, authentic camps, exhibits, food and much more!
Food concessions will be available.
Pets are not allowed at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park during the reenactment.
Adults - $10
School-age children - $5
Pre-school-age children – FREE
Sunday, February 16th, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Registration closes at 11:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Colors on Museum/Monument Grounds. Mandatory for all units. The day's announcements. schedule changes and roll call will be made at this time. Streamers will be given out by groups at this time.
9:00 a.m. Union Monument Ceremony. Those wishing to march after colors to the Union Monument for the annual observance are invited to join in.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Authentic campsites open to the public. Please post guards and police your areas.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Medical demonstration at the Medical tent. All medical units are invited to participate.
9:30 a.m. Artillery Units. Black powder issued. Proper metal or wooden boxes must be provided to receive powder.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cavalry drill coordination. Pyrotechnics orientation.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Period church services in Authentic Camps and at the Ball Tent.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Period music concert at the Battlefield.
12:45 p.m. All units form up on Battlefield at assigned positions.
1:00 p.m. Safety inspection. Mandatory for all participants.
1:30 p.m. 38th Annual Reenactment of 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee - Florida's largest Civil War battle
2:45 p.m. Formal retreat for Final Volley and Thanks.