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: