Fort McKavett slates solider program

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will be hosting a School of the Soldier program on Friday, Nov. 10.

This will be in preparation for the reenactors of Fort Mc-Kavett to participate in the Menard Veterans Day Parade the following Saturday, Nov. 11.

The program will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10, and the Menard Veterans Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Nov.


The public is invited to come out to Fort McKavett and learn about how raw recruits were trained in the skills of a soldier during the 1850’s when Fort McKavett was first opened.

Company ‘H’ of the 8th Infantry Regiment will be drilling recruits and refreshing some slovenly soldiers in parade and musket drill, said a spokesman.

Fort McKavett SHS is located 23 miles west of Menard, 41 miles northeast of Sonora, 34 miles east of Eldorado and 15 miles west, then 26 miles north of Junction.

For more information, call 325-396-2358 or e-mail

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