Civil war cannon balls found on beach after Hurricane Matthew

By: Jared Leone , Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Heavy winds and churned waters brought by Hurricane Matthew on Saturday unearthed a stack of cannonballs likely from the Civil War era.

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The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to investigate the pile of old ordnance was found on Folly Beach.

 

 

The Civil War started at nearby Fort Sumter in 1861.

 

 

 

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