The story is starting to make a little more sense. The name of the man who took custody of the cannon was Eric Rolle and lives in Lumpkin County, Georgia around the Dahlonega area. The cannon was left on a trailer which had a flat tire. The trailer had been sitting on the shoulder for days. When Eric pulled up and then the police officer arrived the officer told Eric if he wanted the trailer and the cannon to take it. The trailer was illegal and did not have tags. Eric believes whoever had the trailer probably was going to sell the cannon for scrap metal which may have been worth about $7,000.00. Eric said the cannon was a 10" Rodman Columbiad and had been used on a track or a rail. There is a photograph of the one at Fort Donelson website. Eric Rolle has a photograph of it on Face Book but I'm not on Face Book. But I did see the trailer and the cannon. It looked in poor condition and perhaps was buried in the dirt. Where it came from is any bodies guess.