Monday, October 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Washes Up Civil War Cannonballs in South Carolina-- Part 2

October 9, 2016.

"Civil War cannonballs found on South Carolina beach in Matthew's wake."

The cannonballs were rusted together in a pile.  A picture accompanied the article.  The bomb squad was called and the cannonballs were in the sand.

These were found at Folly Beach, South Carolina,Sunday afternoon, but the bomb experts had to wait until the rising tide receded.

Once the water goes down, technicians will render the cannonballs safe.  Local residents were warned that they might hear a small boom.

Folly Island was the site of much action during the Civil War. The first shots of the Civil War were fired from here at nearby Fort Sumter.

--OldCannonball

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