First Cannon Ball

First Cannon Ball (HM29IU)

Location: Thomaston, GA 30286 Upson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 53.242', W 84° 19.582'

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First cannon ball fired at outbreak of the War Between the States, at Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861.

Presented to U.D.C. by Mrs. Sallie White to whom it was given in 1861 by P.W. Alexander, leading Confederate War Correspondent, who was present when the ball was fired, and knew it to be the first.

The first marker supporting this ball, stating these facts was erected on this square in 1919.
HM NumberHM29IU
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Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750114 N 3641970
Decimal Degrees32.88736667, -84.32636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 53.242', W 84° 19.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 53' 14.52" N, 84° 19' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 GA-3, Thomaston GA 30286, US
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