A few years ago I was reading local history and it mentioned that there was a war of 1812 depot across the river and north of my local town. After much research I found that this was true although the location had been lost to time. For several years I searched and last year I received permission to search a new field and did start finding early relics relating to the war of 1812. I found a large number of musket balls and buckshot as well as artillery buttons and gun flints and several lead pads for the flints and many early iron items. This summer I started detecting the river in front of the depot and just recovered a good sized iron ball. The ball is 1.5" in diameter and has a weight of 8oz. After some research I found that case shot for 24lb artillery is of the same dimension and weight. I'm thinking that is what I have found and am looking for opinions. The two pictures are of the ball right after recovery and again after being cleaned and run through electrolysis. The ball is perfectly round with no seams. Thoughts?