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Old Yesterday, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Texas from Maryland
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Civil War Cannonballs Found on South Carolina Beach in Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian | Mental Floss
Hurricane Dorian skimmed the United States' East Coast last week, creating a trail of damage residents are still dealing with. But it wasn't just trash and debris the storm surges left behind: As WCSC reports, two cannonballs dating back to the Civil War were discovered on Folly Beach in South Carolina in the aftermath of the storm.
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM
 
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Civil War Cannonballs Found on South Carolina Beach in Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian | Mental Floss
Hurricane Dorian skimmed the United States' East Coast last week, creating a trail of damage residents are still dealing with. But it wasn't just trash and debris the storm surges left behind: As WCSC reports, two cannonballs dating back to the Civil War were discovered on Folly Beach in South Carolina in the aftermath of the storm.

No surprise. I've found a ton of civil war bullets back when I was into metal detecting here in SC.



Folly Beach is just a few miles, as the crow flies, from Fort Sumter.
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Old Yesterday, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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They hadn't rusted away in the salt water? That's curious.
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Old Yesterday, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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It really does give us an idea of the power of the storm, that it could wash up 150 year old objects from the sea floor and deposit them on a beach.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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They hadn't rusted away in the salt water? That's curious.
They were probably cast from lead, which doesn't rust.
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 PM
 
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They hadn't rusted away in the salt water? That's curious.

Well.. This story shows a picture of one of them.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/09/us/do...rnd/index.html


There wasn't.. To an untrained eye, I don't think that is recognized as a civil war era cannonball.


And, it notes that 16 were found after Hurricane Matthew.
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Old Today, 04:26 PM
 
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note to self, if I find a cannonball... don't call the government.

I'd be pissed, I'd want to either keep it or auction it off to a serious collector and make a couple dollars
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