Please come and enjoy the 36th Annual Olustee Festival. The Festival is open on Friday 2/14/2013 & Saturday 2/15/2013 from 9:00am - 6:00pm.
We have over 200 booths with vendors from all over Florida and beyond showing off their wonderful handcrafted items, an awesome selection of food with our vendors coming from all over the east coast & a kids area featuring pony rides, pig races, bounce houses and much much more.
Don't forget to watch the Skirmish on Lake Desoto at 6pm on Friday, and the Olustee Festival Parade starting at 10:30am on Saturday in Downtown Lake City.
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James Barrow was born March 25, 1841 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, son of Sarah Eliza Pope and David Crenshaw Barrow. In 1858, at the age of seventeen, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. In January 1861, after three years at the Academy, Barrow resigned and returned to his home to enlist in the Confederate War effort. In June 1861 he became an adjutant to General Howell Cobb of the Sixteenth Georgia Regiment.
According to his military service record, on May 26, 1862, James Barrow was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of Company B, 64th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers.
When Federal troops landed in Jacksonville, Florida in February 1864, the 64th Regiment Georgia Infanry Volunteers was one of the units of the Confederate force whose purpose was to intercept and stop the Federal troops from coming inland. Lieutenant Colonel James Barrow was the second in command of the 64th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers. He was noted as being one of the youngest men of his rank in the Confederate Army.Read more...
Eli Croome Horn was born in Twiggs County, Georgia, on November 18, 1845, the son of Arthur Bryant Horne, mechanic and farmer, and Mary Hardy Stanley. The family moved to Hamilton County, Florida in 1857. Eli C. Horn followed in his father’s footsteps and became a mechanic and farmer, also. He married Mary A. “Mollie” Frier, born July 24, 1841 in Georgia.
To this union were born the following children: (1) Thomas Horn, born ca 1862, died before 1880; (2) John, born ca 1864, died before 1880; (3) Emma Annette Horn, born May 30, 1867, died March 12, 1932, buried in Day Cemetery, Day, Florida, married Wiley Eli McCall; (4) Mallory Frederick Horn, born September 14, 1871, died February 8, 1933, married Sallie Watson; (5) Mary Eva Horn, born ca 1874, married H. J. Green in 1891 in Jasper, Florida; and (6) Sarah Helen Horn, born June 6, 1876, died March 5, 1949 in Jennings, Florida, married Madison Lent Horton.Read more...