Civil War-era cannonball found in Broad River

A 6-pound cannonball found in the Broad River this week likely was fired by Confederate troops in the effort to slow Gen. William T. Sherman’s march on the city 144 years ago this week.

Wednesday’s discovery of the cannonball was announced Friday by the S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

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One Response to “Civil War-era cannonball found in Broad River”

  1. Vincent says:

    Not to long ago i found a 9 pound cannon ball in Greenville S.C. I found behind Riverside High School in a river. I took it to a expert and he said it may have been fired during the civil war.

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