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10:47 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Durham Man Discovers Civil War Era Cannonball

This is believed to be a Civil War-era cannonball, similar to the one Michael Jacobs discovered in Durham recently.
Credit Travis S. via Flickr, creative commons

A Durham man who discovered a Civil War era cannonball in his yard had it detonated by a bomb squad this week.

Michael Jacobs took the cannonball to an antiques dealer. But, it ended up with a Durham bomb squad. They had to disarm it; in spite of its age, it could still explode.

John Guss is with the historic Bennett House in Durham. Guss says the area was a hotbed of Civil War activity in 1865:

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