Franklin Pierce was an awful President, but despite that, he sure didn’t deserve the nickname “The Fainting General.” During the Mexican-American War, Pierce was blown off his horse from an artillery shell, crushed his leg, and shortly after passed out from the pain.
Pierce never should have become President in the first place. At the Democratic Convention of 1852, none of the four real candidates were able to secure a majority, so after the forty eighth ballot, they settled on Pierce as a compromise. He got elected in November only because the other political party was in disarray. For four years, Pierce kowtowed to the slave-holding interests, possibly because the future President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, was one of his advisors. He served only one term and then was quickly forgotten.
The area can get very buggy in the summer, so get there soon! You can avoid the muddy area by walking near the fence that separates the park from school district property. Permission to place this cache was granted by Mark Schroeder, Director of New Berlin Parks.