and a President’s Signature at the Historic Cannon Ball House – Text by Ryan Olsen
Springfield’s Historic Cannon Ball House (CBH), located at
126 Morris Ave., will be holding an open house on the afternoon of June 22nd
to commemorate the 234th anniversary of the Battle of
Springfield.This conflict was the final
major battle of the Revolutionary War to be fought in the northern
colonies.Many artifacts from this occurrence
are on display at the CBH, including the missile that gave the structure its
name.A special highlight of this
weekend is the opportunity to see a letter signed by General George Washington
while preparing for the battle.This
letter is only exhibited once a year; so do not miss your chance to see it!
Also on display are the continuing
Civil War adventures of Wellington Briant.This year’s letters, chronicling 1864, describe Wellington’s involvement
in the Petersburg Campaign.This
campaign resulted in the Union victory that forced General Robert E. Lee to
surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.So
join us between two and four in the afternoon to discover Springfield’s involvement in the American
Revolution and later in the Civil War.
June 22nd from 2 to 4.
House Admission: $2 for adults, free for children 12