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    Trying to find information on a cannonball

    This cannonball was found in Gauley Bridge WV. It is about 8 inches and weighs approximately 65 pounds. I have not been able to find much information about it.Click image for larger version. 

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    Tennessee Digger

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    Post it on the "what is it" forum. The Cannonballguy will know exactly what it is and can tell you all about it..... I promise. Tennessee digger
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    Looks to be a mortar round, AC

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    The Canonball guy is ya guy!!!.............HH


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    Would need exact specs, but looks like a 8" solid shot (generally 7.9" or 7.8" and 60-65lbs) Would not be a mortar ball. Could be fired from an 8" columbiad or any other 8" smoothbore. These were commonly used

    Dan

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    Well its no doubt a seige type round, either cannon or mortar , both would have to be huge to handle a 8" 65 lbs ball , these types is guns are not moved around like a field cannon there just to heavy so was it a fort near by of sort to use this type of round?

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    The cannonballguy helped me out in the past..
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