On Saturday, the Cannonball House will be re-creating the event that gave the historic home its name.
Five actors dressed in period clothing will perform a short script at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to show visitors what happened 150 years ago, on July 30, 1864.
Its a real short play, actually re-creating the aftermath of what happened after the shell struck the house, said Brenda Dobson, the houses educational coordinator.
According to its website, the Cannonball House was named for damage sustained during the War Between the States. A Union cannonball crashed into the house during the Battle of Dunlap Hill. A column of the house was destroyed by the cannonball, and evidence of the damage can still be seen today.
According to www.exploresouthernhistory.com, the attack was led by Brig. Gen. George Stoneman, who, upon realizing he couldnt take Macon, decided to have his men fire into the residential parts of the city. One of the targets hit by Union fire was the home of Judge Asa Holt -- now known as the Cannonball House.
When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 19
Where: Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St.
Information: 478-745-5982; www.cannonballhouse.org