Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Have You Ever Heard of Olustee?

This Saturday is the Battle of Olustee Exposition (not the re-enactment, which is in February). I've been going out there for some time now (7 years?) and I love it! It occurs at the Olustee Battlefield State Park between the cities of Lake City and Macclenny, Florida. You can go and see lectures and demonstrations, some guns (maybe cannons) being fired, and, if you're lucky, me decked out in my period uniform. And for those of you who love nature, it is located right in the middle of Osceola National Forest, which contains beautiful Longleaf Pine ecosystems. I look forward to seeing you out there (whoever you may be :-D. ) You will have a great time, guaranteed.

4 comments:

John Cowart said...

Glad you are keeping the tradition alive.
My great-great-whatever-father fought the invaders at Olustee. My youngest son still has a home-made sword our ancestor made out of some farm tool and used in the battle.

Leslie said...

Post a pic of you in your garb! You can fuzzy out your face but I'm dying to see the outift.

Hurricane Teen said...

john - Good for you! I only had 1 ancestor at Olustee, and he was a distant cousin. Knowing you had family there makes history even more interesting than it already is.

leslie - Okay, I will later today :-D

Floridacracker said...

HT,
Have a great time. I didn't realize you were a reenactor. I did 1740's Spanish Colonial back in my Castillo de San Marcos days.