David Needs

Community History Award

David Needs’ interest in the Civil War Battle of Mossy Creek began when he enlisted the help of his athletic team to clear the creek banks. Mr. Needs has since engaged his history class in a research project to identify the individual soldiers of both sides who fought there, to identify those killed in battle, and to locate the final resting places of those whose bodies were buried nearby. Phase two of his project is to place interpretive signage, with phase three creating walking trails and to place benches for visitors.