The Battle of Fort Crawford Civil War Reenactment and Gum Springs Heritage Festival are dedicated to the education of the American people about life in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. While the battle is fictional, Fort Crawford was a real fort constructed by H. C. Crawford in 1839 to protect new settlers coming to Texas. The battle is based on what could have happened if Union’s Red Rive Campaign had been successful and moved through East Texas. This annual 3-day event is in its sixth year. Around 600 reenactors from across the country participated last year. Battles on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ladies tea, dance, church service, and Officers’ call. For more information visit www.battleoffortcrawford.com.