Relic Indentification Day A Big Success
We hope to make this an annual event

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Our first annual Relic Identification Day was a success. Thanks to (left to right) Randy Wheat, Zack Brewer, Tony Patton, FORB President Ken Padgett, Jim Langford, and Jerry Holmes. Photo courtesy of the Gordon Gazette.

The Friends of Resaca Battlefield held a Civil War Relic Identification Day at the Resaca Battlefield Historic Park on Saturday, June 25. Friends President Ken Padgett stated that this program was a great success drawing people from Gordon and surrounding counties, some as far away as Barnesville, GA. About seventy-five guests brought in many interesting relics to be identified. The numerous items included artillery projectiles and fuses, Minnie balls, swords, period bullets, and a rare section of a cannon caisson. The most usual item was a section of six teeth set in a solid gold bridge. Several collectors had relic displays set up for the public to enjoy. Free Resaca Battlefield maps and driving tour brochures to promote Gordon County Parks were also made available.

Ken expressed his appreciation to FORB members Zack Brewer, Tony Patton, & Jerry Holmes for making the day a big success. We hope to make this an annual event.

A new display board provided by Tony was also installed at the pavilion. It makes a great place to put up maps and park info. In addition, working with Gordon County, FORB oversaw the replacement of all wooden parking space bumpers with new concrete ones throughout the park. We wish to express our gratitude to the County for continuing to assist with park maintenance and historic preservation in Gordon County.

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