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Posted on: May 5, 2014

History Marches into Temple with Annual Civil War Reenactment

The 6th Annual Battle of Temple Junction Civil War Reenactment will bring history to life at the Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association Show Grounds (1717 Eberhardt Road) in Temple from May 16th – 18th.

The Battle of Temple Junction, although a fictitious battle, illustrates how Union and Confederate troops lived, trained and fought during the Civil War. Guests will be able to view reenactments of infantry and artillery units in battle scenarios, walk through Union and Confederate camps, and learn about the daily life of Civil War soldiers.

The event kicks off on Friday, May 16, with area school districts participating in living history demonstrations illustrating how soldiers cooked, slept and camped during the Civil War.
On Saturday, May 17th and Sunday May 18th, full-scale battle reenactments featuring period and reproduction weapons, uniforms, and gear, military surgeon demonstrations and cavalry competitions will be held. The event will also feature food vendors, Civil War era entertainment, games and period vendors, called “Sutlers” who will be onsite selling their wares.

Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 & under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.battleoftemplejunction.com or at the gate. Adult tickets purchased online will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday. All active duty military (with ID will) get in free on Saturday, May 17th during Military Appreciation Day.

For more information about the 2014 Battle of Temple Junction, please visit www.battleoftemplejunction.com or call Holly Leiferman at 254.298.5440

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2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561