Friday, August 19, 2011

Civil War reenactment scheduled

by Nancy Glasscock staff writer at the Decatur Daily

A Civil War Re-enactment commemorating the four-day October 1864 Battle of Decatur will be Sept. 3-4 at Point Mallard Park.

The 14th Alabama Cavalry, the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry and Camp 580 Sons of Confederate Veterans will host the re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The annual event tells the story of Decatur’s small, but significant role in the war. More than 200 re-enactors representing both North and South will transform Point Mallard Park into a weekend encampment complete with mock battles.

A Civil War camp featuring displays of authentic equipment, dress and drills is open to the public with maneuvers and battles taking place at 2 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, call the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-524-6181 or 256-350-2028.

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