Greeneville, Tennessee: Cannonball in a Church WallRelic from the Civil War, when every building was evidently in the line of fire. Plaque on church says it was built on land owned by VP Andrew Johnson, which is maybe another reason why someone took a potshot at it.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
- 201 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN
- Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Downtown, at the northwest corner of Main St./US Hwy 321 and Church St. Just to the upper right of the entrance.
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Cannonball in a Church Wall
A Civil War cannonball is still lodged in the wall of a church.[Kerin, 04/23/2017]
Just to the upper right of the entrance to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Main Street is a Civil War cannonball. "The Cannon Ball In The Front Wall Was Fired There September 4, 1864 During The Skirmish In Which General John H. Morgan Lost His Life." The tree was removed. It is clearly visible from within a vehicle when approaching from the North, East, and South approaches to the intersection.[Andy Fisher, 04/17/2004]
Just to the upper right of the entrance to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Main Street is a Civil War cannonball. It is hidden by a tree, during the summer, and close inspection on foot is needed to observe.[Andy Fisher, 07/01/2002]