42nd Annual/154th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee/Ocean Pond

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Registration open. Front gate closed to all traffic until 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

You must park outside gate to register. You will be instructed to take an alternate route to drive to your area. A map will be provided in your registration packet. You will not be admitted through alternate entrances without the proper permits.

8:00 a.m. Colors at Museum/Monument Field. Mandatory for all units. The day's announcements, schedule changes and roll call will be made at this time.

Immediately following colors Shuttle buses to Lake City for parade will load at park entrance. A light breakfast will be provided for all parade participants in Lake City. Come to Colors prepared to board buses.

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Authentic campsites open to the public. Please post guards and police your areas.

9:30 a.m. All horses, buggies and wagons take parade positions in Lake City.

9:45 a.m. All parade units in position in Lake City.

10:30 a.m. Parade in Lake City. Starts at Department of Transportation building, travels north on S. Marion to U.S. 90, then west on U.S. 90. Disbands near Columbia County School Board Administrative Offices.

11:00 a.m. Artillery inspection. All artillery guns and crews must be present. Participation is mandatory for each man and each piece in order to participate in firing activities during any part of the event.

11:00 a.m. Presentation under the Ball Tent: The Service of "People of Color" in the Civil War.

12:00 p.m. Period music concert at demonstration area.

1:00 p.m. Medical demonstration for the public at the Medical tent. All medical units are invited to participate.

1:30 p.m. Ladies Tea at the Ball Tent. Program: TBA

2:30 p.m. Period music concert at the Battlefield.

3:00 p.m. Pyrotechnics field orientation for reenactors.

3:30 p.m. Battle reenactment begins on the battlefield.

8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Battle of Olustee Ball at the Ball Tent. Period attire required. Participants only.

12:00 p.m. Quiet Time. All generators off!


Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:00
Summary title: 
Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee - Saturday