January 7, 2008

Olustee Battle Festival

The most famous Civil War battle in Florida, Olustee, comes alive each year at a re-enactment event and other festivities. For my part, the role of the decorated 54th Massachusetts colored regiment is the most interesting. The remnants of the 54th formed the bulk of the Union forces' rear guard and allowed a retreat.

The Festival takes place the weekend of February 16-17.

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