The Historic Cannonball House in Macon has seen its share of battles, but now it's involved in a different fight.
A descendant of a Civil War Captain named Michael Dunn, says the Cannonball House showed a quote "lack of good stewardship" when handling some of his family heirlooms.
Dunn discovered that some of the relics, including a Civil War-era picture, two Southern Crosses of Honor, and the 1912 Veterans' Reunion Pins of his great-grandparents, were lost when he asked to have them back for appraisal. Because of that, he's not giving the items he received back to the Cannonball House. Attorneys for Friends of the Cannonball House say if Dunn doesn't return the items, they will take this matter to the District Attorney's office.
Lin Wood, Dunn's attorney, says that would be a waste of taxpayer money.
"The whole idea that-with the crime rate rising in Macon-that the police department-and here again I say, it's more the district attorney's office-is spending it's time on what I believe is a civil matter clearly, and certainly insignificant in the scheme of things," says Wood.
41NBC reached out to Greg Winters, the Bibb County DA, to find out if he is going to get involved in this case, but he didn't return our calls. The Cannonball House declined to comment on the lawsuit.