Living history: Civil War demonstration May 15-17
by Ryan Renfrow
May 14, 2009
The history of the Civil War will come alive this weekend at the Battle of Temple Junction. Demonstrators will show what life was like for soldiers and civilians in the 1860s. The Battle of Temple Junction may not be real, but the history surrounding it is.
“This is a living history event,” said John C. Perry, event organizer. “Temple was not founded until well after the war, but the goal is to show students and spectators how a battle was fought and not to depict a specific battle.”
The city of Temple and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp 1250 of Temple have joined together to bring in the area’s first Civil War demonstration this weekend.
“It’s clear that when people come out this weekend, they are going to be stepping back in time. It’s like witnessing history first-hand,” said Nancy Glover, tourism marketing coordinator for Temple Parks and Leisure Services.