Civil War returning to Waynesville


Reenactors to stage battles, demos during Old Settlers Day

By Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor

The 36th annual Old Settlers Day will have plenty of live music, food and fun that festival-goers have come to expect, but will place a new emphasis on the area’s Civil War history.

Events are scheduled July 30 and 31 at Waynesville City Park, including demonstrations by more than 100 Civil War reenactors who will set up 1860s-era camps and take part in a pair of battles organized by the 8th Missouri State Militia Cavalry Reenactors.