They are planning to rehab Fort Negley: ''I can imagine someone coming from France and coming to Fort Negley and there are no cannons,'' Lillard said. ''I think we'd be remiss if we didn't have some cannon represented. I can't imagine an interpretive fort without cannons.''

Good one, two points in the unintended irony department.

Actually, no French tourists will succeed in "interpreting" the fort by looking at some cannons and the usual crummy brochure.

Take a cannon break, folks, and commission a substantive pamphlet-sized history. Set an example for other ACW site stewards.