LOTZ HOUSE TO DEDICATE CIVIL WAR CANNON IN MEMORY OF
FALLEN FRANKLIN MARINE JOHN A. HUNDT
Franklin, Tenn. – The Lotz House is dedicating an authentic Civil War cannon in memory of fallen Franklin Marine John A. Hundt, a LCPL veteran in the United States Marine Corps Reserve who passed away last year. His father, Victor Hundt, completely restored the cannon used in the Battle of Chickamauga in his honor, and it will be dedicated at the Civil War house museum on Tuesday, May 2.
Lotz House Historian Thomas Y. Cartwright said, “When Mr. Hundt called to tell us his son’s story and how he wanted to display this cannon in his name, we were privileged to accommodate his request to honor one of our own on these hallowed grounds that witnessed the Battle of Franklin 152 years ago where there were more than 10,000 casualties. We’re honored to be able to perpetuate and remember John A. Hundt’s service to our country.”
The dedication will be held at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Lotz House with Cartwright serving as master of ceremonies along with a special patriotic melody by Lotz House Director of Group Sales and Community Relations Laura Westbrook. Hundt will share the story of his son and the cannon he restored in his honor. Refreshments will be served.
The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864.
The house is open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Avenue. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit website is www.lotzhouse.com.