Jul 17, 2012, 09:11 PM
Dug a six pound solid shot Confederate cannonball!!!
Hello everyone, It's been awhile since I've posted anything on here. I have been hunting a virgin Union Civil War camp, and have found a lot of stuff. I was hunting the out skirts of the camp, when I started digging artillery shell fragments, I found out from a local historian that the frags were Confederate, they are from a local battle. I went back out there Saturday to find more of these frags and dug a real nice six pound solid shot! This is my third cannonball, it's the one in the middle on the display picture!
Thanks for lookin!
Jul 17, 2012 09:11 PM
Jul 17, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Jul 17, 2012, 09:44 PM
That is just plain cool...
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Jul 17, 2012, 10:00 PM
great find1 keep digging that spot!
Jul 17, 2012, 10:36 PM
Jul 17, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Good Luck Detecting!!
Jul 17, 2012, 11:09 PM
Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!
Nice... very nice! There is a 6 pounder stuck in a cemented foundation in Halifax, NC. Or at least it still was in '94. Corwalis' troops got ambushed in Halifax, NC on his way to surrender. Word had not gotten to Halifax, yet, that the war was over. Cornwalis "whupped" on the locals! If my memory serves me ( from the '90s) the old roadbed is still visible just west of 125.... going through a farm field. Halifax also had a field back in the '90s that still had debri from building "ironclads" during the Civil War TTC
Last edited by TerryC; Jul 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM.
Goodnight, Jesty Puller, wherever you are!
Jul 17, 2012, 11:11 PM
Really cool! I like the pictures showing the digging progress. Congrats!
If it has dirt.....it has potential!
Jul 18, 2012, 07:47 AM
Outstanding find ya got there.................................
Jul 18, 2012, 07:50 AM
Thats an Awesome find!!!!!...You Dealin now!!.......HH
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Jul 18, 2012, 08:14 AM
Thanks for the nice comments and likes!
Jul 18, 2012, 08:42 AM
Jul 18, 2012, 08:45 AM
Nice post and great way to display it!
Jul 18, 2012, 09:11 AM
Jul 18, 2012, 09:49 AM
Congrats on those significant finds.
Jul 18, 2012, 02:56 PM
Jul 19, 2012, 12:40 AM
Boy don't you know that think went thunk when it hit. I have solid shot that was skipped through troops or used as siege balls. You are getting a very nice collection. Nice looking hole and frags that fit together. Congrats on a really cool find. We are talking cannon ball!!
Jul 19, 2012, 01:16 AM
That has some history!
But isin't that cannonball live? Could it not blow up if you drop it?
As the others,sweet find indeed!
Best of luck!
When you just pulling up pulltabs or junk, you know your gonna hit something else soon!
Jul 19, 2012, 06:18 AM
It's a solid shot, so it's not explosive.
Originally Posted by The Swed Hunther
Jul 19, 2012, 06:27 AM
I second the motion, solid shot fired from a cannon. Bad day for the troops, amazing find Sir! It cleaned up too...
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