LAKE CITY -
ROLLS BACK THE CALENDAR TO THE YEAR 1864,
THE YEAR OF THE HISTORIC EVENT,
The Battle of Olustee,
when we lost many of our local family members
as well as many union and confederate soldiers.
In an effort to not lose our heritage, the
Blue-Grey Army, Inc.
sponsors the Olustee Festival and
contributes to the support of the annual
Olustee Battle Re-enactment,
which is held at the Olustee Battlefield State Park.
at the Museum
expanded to include
a walk through 15 minute
Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
In this event the
transforms into a
as existed in many homes
Battle of Olustee,
when it was necessary
to care for the hundreds of
injured and dying soldiers
with nowhere else to go.
Angels of Mercy
The Candlelight Drama
This is a
rare opportunity to glimpse what life would have been like in Lake City in
February 1864, as the residents get their first real taste of the Civil War
conflict with the Battle of Olustee and the traumatic aftermath.
The goal of this drama is to capture a brief moment in time and the lives and emotions of the people who endured those fateful days.
the drama literally involves the audience walking through the post battle chaos and pathos of the struggle to treat the injured, console the dying and deal with the dead.