The Boarder Campaign

One-hundred years ago this month, June 20, 1916, 78 Grays assembled at the Armory. As the Grays’ band played, and other Grays, friends, and family cheered, the men marched to the railroad station, en route to Dayton. There they were mustered in as Company F, 3rd Ohio...

The Story Continues….

Continuing the story of the secesh cannon. On July 13, 1861 in Tucker County, Virginia (now West Virginia), Confederate Brigadier General Thomas A. Morris and his force of 4,500 men encountered 20,000 Union soldiers under Major General George B. McClellan. Quickly...

“Bang, Bang! Its Ours!” Part I

Because the first thing to catch a visitor’s eye at Grays’ Armory Museum (other than the Armory itself) is often the cannon in the lobby, that seems a good place to begin our blog. The “secesh cannon” is a “six pound iron rifled” Napoleon. Let’s break that down....

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to Cannon Corner, official blog of Cleveland Grays’ Armory Museum. Regularly we will share a few paragraphs about the history of the Cleveland Grays, other military units with ties to the Grays or northeast Ohio, historic events at the Armory, or...