This cannon is from the "Battle of Atlanta", fought in July 1864, which is chronicled at another hidden gem of Atlanta--the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. There are only a few cycloramas in the U.S., a cyclorama being a 360 degree depiction, usually a painting, in this case the Battle of Atlanta.
This being the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, it's a perfect time to teach the kids a history lesson or brush up on your own knowledge of Atlanta history. There's LOTS to see!
|Cannon from "Battle of Atlanta"
Before you get to the Cyclorama—inside you'll hear the story of the Battle of Atlanta narrated by James Earl Jones...that's right, Darth Vader himself—you'll see the "Texas"—one of the two locomotives that were part of The Great Locomotive Chase.