Battle of Temple Junction

Battle of Temple Junction 2016

May 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2016 in Temple, Texas

Sponsors: City of Temple and the Major Robert M. White Camp #1250, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Reenactment Site Location: Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Assoc. Show Grounds are located just off Interstate-35 at 1717 Eberhardt Road, Temple, Texas 76504.

The 8th Annual Battle of Temple Junction Reenactment, sponsored by the City of Temple and the Major Robert M. White Camp #1250, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be held beginning Friday, May 20, 2016 with an Education Day for area students. Last year over 520 children attended the Education Day, where they got a hands on opportunity to experience the War Between the States with their participation in living history demonstrations of how soldiers cooked, slept and camped. The reenactment will continue on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd with a full scale reenactment battle each afternoon, along with military surgeon demonstrations and cavalry competitions. 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.

For Friday Education Day information contact: Holly Leifermann 254-298-5440

For additional Reenactment information, please contact John Larson, Jr. at 254-760-3492.

For Reenactor Pre-registration please click the link below:

Click here for 2016 Flyer

Click here for 2016 Reenactment Rules


From Interstate 35, Exit 302 to West Nugent Road then turn right on to Eberhardt Road. The Reenactment site will be on your right.

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.


1. Please be courteous to city employees, we really do want to be of service to you and we want you to return for years to come. Suggestions are appreciated.

2. Please park your vehicles in the designated reenactors parking area. Use the parking pass provided and place it on the dash on the driver’s side so you can be waived through the reenactors gate should you be staying at a motel or need to leave after you have registered. PARKING IN CAMPING AREA OR DANCE GROUNDS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AFTER 7:00 AM SATURDAY MORNING. POLICE OFFICERS WILL BE REMOVING VEHICLES.

3. No discharging of any firearms, cannons, etc. after 9:00 pm, except when scheduled for an event. Cleaning or clearing any pistol, rifle, or shotgun, with primers only, is permitted any time.

4. Do not wear your firearms into any business in or out of uniform unless asked to do so.

5. Put trash in dumpsters upon departure Sunday or as needed. If you need trash bags, please ask an Employee. Please do NOT leave trash or trash cans overflowing

6. The use of either metal pans or fire rings is allowed (2-6 inches max) in the designated areas. (no unreasonable size fires though) No burning of trash, leaves or grass. Each camp site must have a bucket of water on hand. Fire extinguishers will be required in every-other camp.

7. There are to be no unattended fires at any time. Water buckets or camouflaged fire extinguishers are to be maintained near open fires at all times. Clean trash out of fire pits and replace dirt at the end of the event.

8. COGGINS TEST CERTIFICATES are required for all horses brought to the reenactment. This is for all horse owners’ protection.

9. Horses need to be left in the designated area unless being exercised around the battlefield, the gravel road, or in the re-enactment. No riding through camp sites.

10. No grease or wads allowed in weapons. Cream of Wheat only, please. Safety is a must.

11. No illegal substances allowed. The use of alcohol is up to each commanding officer’s discretion.

Abuse of alcohol is prohibited.

12. Camping area is well designated. Tents shall be placed in an orderly military manner that the period dictates.

13. Arms inspection will be done by commanders each day and anytime, at their discretion. By signing the

"RELEASE OF LIABILITY" (Hold Harmless Agreement) each person agrees to abide by these and all safety rules. Common sense is a must.

14. The commanding officer of each unit is ultimately responsible for the conduct of his men; however,

severe violations of these rules can result in immediate expulsion of any individual(s).

15. No projectiles of any type for any weapon using black powder is allowed on the field at the time of the reenactment/battle or skirmishes

16. The city reserves the right to refuse registration to anyone for just cause. The City and the Host Unit wish each one of you a safe and eventful reenactment. Have fun, be safe, and come back again.