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.

Stay tuned for the Summer Concert Series which begins on August 6 on our lawn!