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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:50am

Cannon Gets Birthday Celebration

Thursday marks the 150th anniversary of the making of the Annie Lee, a Civil War cannon.

Annie Lee is one of 70 cannons produced in Rome at the Noble Foundry located on the Etowah river.

The celebration is free to the public.

Festivities will include an 8th regiment reenactment band concert featuring Civil-War era instruments and full costume battle dress.

Thursday's firings of the Annie Lee will be held at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.