Weekend: February 4 – 7, 2011
If you were fortunate to visit or live in Florida you had a great opportunity to participate or visit some great historical sites. As always you can find out what is happening and when by visiting Reenactor’s List. The living history events you’ve missed over the weekend were: Battle of Townsend’s Plantation, Road to Olustee Living History Weekend and the Battle of Okeechobee.
Newspaper & Blog Articles of the Events
Live Oak — The Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will host the 35th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, February 18-20. 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… read on!
Clouds of black smoke hung over the tree-filled battlefield as cannons roared and men on horseback trotted by a dozen dead soldiers. With a cheering crowd of thousands watching from the sidelines, the Union army, holding muskets and standing in formation, aimed toward a ragtag bunch of Confederates. “Fire!” a Union army leader yelled. One gray coat down. Then another and another. “This is not a good day for the Rebels,” a voice said over the loudspeaker…. read on!
via: Orlando Sentinel.com
The third annual Road to Olustee Living History Weekend comes Saturday and Sunday to Jacksonville’s Camp Milton Historic Preserve at 1175 Halsema Road. The city’s recreation department hosts the event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring a full 1860’s-style town with reenactors performing scripted scenarios to offer a glimpse into life in Jacksonville during the Civil War period. Activities include a 10 a.m. Saturday program on military life at Camp Milton, a 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday scripted battle, a 10 a.m. Sunday period church service and noon Sunday kitchen remedies demonstration…. read more!