Wed., May 16, 2012 2:50pm (EDT)

Cannon Gets Birthday Celebration
By Dominick Brady
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Annie Lee  is one  of 70 cannons produced in Rome at the Noble Foundry located on the Etowah river.  (photo courtesy of The City of Rome)
Annie Lee is one of 70 cannons produced in Rome at the Noble Foundry located on the Etowah river. (photo courtesy of The City of Rome)
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.