Park Ranger Susan Ashman highlights a Civil War rifle – an 1856 British Enfield used during the Civil War with the initials “R.H. Weakley” carved into the stock. Through in-depth research, she learned about the tragic story of Pvt. Weakley – another soldier who could have been lost to history. Ms Ashman was able to trace Pvt Weakley’s family, and and even to show the rifle to to his great-great-grandnephew.
You may view this presentation, in which she emphasizes the human stories behind the objects and records, by checking the link here.