8th Annual Battle of Temple Junction Civil War Reenactment
City of Temple's Parks and Recreation Department along with the Major Robert M. White Camp #1250, Sons of Confederate Veterans is planning the 8th Annual Civil War Reenactment, The Battle of Temple Junction.
The event kicks off on Friday, May 20 with area school districts participating in living history demonstrations of how soldiers cooked, slept and camped.
Full-scale battles open to the public will be held on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 along with military surgeon demonstrations and cavalry competitions.
The Battle of Temple Junction is a fictitious battle, as Temple was not founded until well after the War Between the States. The purpose of the event is to illustrate how a typical battle was fought and how Union and Confederate troops lived and trained during the war. Reenactors will use either period or reproduction weapons, uniforms, and gear.
The reenactment grounds will also have food vendors and period vendors, called Sutlers, who will sell their wares to the reenactors and the general public.
New Location: Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Association Show Grounds
From Interstate 35 in Temple take exit 302 (Nugent Ave).
I-35 Heading Northbound: exit 302 (Nugent Ave). Turn Left on to W.Nugent Avenue to Eberhardt Road. Turn right, and head to 1717 Eberhardt Road. You’ll see the show grounds on your right
I-35 Heading Southbound: exit 302 (Nugent Ave). Turn Right on to W.Nugent Avenue to Eberhardt Road. Turn right, and head to 1717 Eberhardt Road. You’ll see the show grounds on your right.