Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson Birthday Ceremony

Brown's Country Buffet, Alachua, Florida 14423 US 441  Alachua, FL 32615

Monday, January 28, 2013, 5:30 P.M.
(386) 462-3000
Pay for your own meal at the cash register.

The Battle of Olustee Reenactment

February 15, 16, 17, 2013.  The Battle of Olustee Reenactment, Parade and Living History is located at the Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site, Olustee, Florida. The reenactment takes place on the actual site where the Battle of Olustee was fought on Ocean Pond.  Come visit with thousands of Civil War reenactors, tour the camps, and see demonstrations of all types.  Come see the best gathering of Civil War Sutlers at any Civil War event with 80+ sutlers in attendance.  Friday is School Day.  Battles are on Saturday and Sunday.  Full scale artillery only.  The Olustee Battle Festival Parade will begin at 10:30 AM.  Reenactors are encouraged to participate.  Buses are available to transport visitors from the Lake City Airport to the parade site.  No pets are allowed during this event. This does not apply to horses. The crowd gets big early, sign-in and parking can be a hassle.  First time visitors and reenactors to the event should read the listing of activities at   The battlefield is located just fifteen miles east of Lake City on Hwy. 90 from I-75 and 50 miles west of Jacksonville.  Take I-75 to Hwy. 90 exit.  Go east on Hwy. 90.  Drive slow, the signs at the entrance for reenactors have been small and hard to see in the past.  Contact the Olustee Battlefield Historic Site at (386) 758-0400 or email

The video above is one hour long showing several points of interest involving reenactors from the Battle of Olustee Reenactment on February 17th, 2013. Special Note for viewers that experience pauses during the play back of the video above: This video has been set as a default to play at the highest resolution possible for viewers that have an expensive high bandwidth connection to the internet. If you do not have the luxury of this very fast internet connection, then please view this video in Standard resolution (not in HD).  The "HD" toggles from On to Off and back for viewers who have restricted bandwidth internet connection. The HD version of the video is shown at a resolution of 1080p at 30 frames per second with the sound capture enhanced with Final Cut Pro on the Mac. The video was recorded by hand using an Apple iPad 3 with the 5 Mega pixal camera.

On the video window above, the descriptions of the controls on the horizontal contol bar are from left to right: Start / Pause, Video Download / Video Play Progress Bar, Sound Volume, HD / SD Resolution Toggle, Standard Size / Full Screen Size View Toggle, and finally the Vimeo website link.

For folks with a very slow internet connection we have included this exact copy of the one hour Olustee Battle Reenactment only this time, in this second version of the movie, the resolution is much smaller and should play without pauses. Please enjoy the 480p version of the video below.