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Cannonball House celebrates 150th anniversary

The Cannonball House celebrated it's 150th Anniversary Saturday.

Guests got a chance to learn about the history of the home through guided tours and re-enactments.

The Cannonball House is named for the damage it received during the Battle of Dunlap Hill on July 30, 1864.

General Stoneman of the union army fired cannonballs hoping to free union prisoners.

The Cannonball House recreated the destruction of the cannonball striking the home of Judge Asa Holt.

One of the re-enactors says guest are surprised by the look of cannonballs during that time period.

"It wasn't a round ball it was shaped like a bullet. it was a dud evidently. when it passed through the wall like we showed here with the damage, the plunger didn't get pushed in so it didn't ignite," says Charles Whitehead.

If you missed Saturday's event, you'll have another chance to learn more about the Battle of Dunlap Hill. Next Saturday, the Ocmulgee National Monument will host a living history re-enactment with demonstrations and drills.


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