A ceremony attended by approximately 400 people, including American Civil War reenactment soldiers, was held at Benjamin Jackson’s grave site, marking it with a commemorative stone. Jackson (1835–1915) was a decorated American Civil War soldier, and a sailor, farmer and African Nova Scotian. He was born
in Lochartville (near Hantsport). (Photo: Ben Jackson (1835–1915), a decorated American Civil
War soldier, sailor, farmer and African Nova Scotian. From Historic Annapolis Valley, by Mike Parker.)