The home on Macon’s Mulberry Street has long been famed for damage incurred on the morning of July 30, 1864, when a shot from Union artillery landed in the front hallway. Turns out the “Cannonball House” was actually hit by a 3-inch Hotchkiss artillery shell. A Union general had been primarily trying to damage the railway and free Union officers being held in a prison camp, but he began firing into the residential area after facing fierce resistance. The home belonged to Judge Asa Holt, who built it in 1853, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The house contains historical collections and is open to the public.