Two Civil War-era cannons inside a local federal park reservation have been vandalized and the area is closed pending a federal investigation.
Cannons at the DeLong Reservation on North Crest Road in Missionary Ridge will be closed until further notice, according to a news release from the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
The damage was discovered on Saturday.
“The resulting instability of the cannons in their vandalized state makes it potentially unsafe for the public to be around them,” the release states.
Anyone with information about the vandalism should call Chief Ranger Todd Roeder at (423) 752-5213 ext. 119.
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