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Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, Decatur: Civil War Reenactment

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August 31 at 2 p.m. until September 1 at 2 p.m.

See reenactors fighting battles using infantry, cavalry, cannon and battle tactics unique to the War between the States. Battles start at 2 p.m. daily.

Commemorating Decatur’s 4-day battle in October 1864, This Civil War reenactment is held over the Labor Day weekend (early September) at Point Mallard Park. The free event features more than 200 reenactors representing both northern and southern forces engaging in two battles. A Civil War camp is open to the public with displays of authentic equipment, dress and drills. A guided stroll along Decatur’s Civil War Walking Tour is offered on Saturday afternoon.