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emike123

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Re: Civil War articles in the news this week
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 11:52:37 AM »
More on this one.  Circular mark doesn't look like it belongs to a CW cannon ball to me so wondering how they figured it was a case shot spherical shell:

http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/199384571-story#

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Re: Civil War articles in the news this week
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 04:31:28 PM »
Well, regardless of what it is, it's very sad and a bit scary over people's reaction to it all. It's articles like these that make me wonder whether I should hide my artillery projectiles when visitors come to my house. It seems we're moving into a day and age where folks might call the police to come off as heroes of a sort.  After all, "If you see something, say something." 

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Re: Civil War articles in the news this week
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 05:50:47 PM »
Kennestone Mountain National Battlefield Park?
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Re: Civil War articles in the news this week
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 07:50:12 AM »
"It could be extremely dangerous," said Amanda Corman, park ranger and curator at the Kennestone Mountain National Battlefield Park Museum. "Any kind of shift may cause it to go off. It may not. But it's better to be safe than sorry," Corman said, who tells FOX 5 that a 150-year-old cannonball can be volatile if placed near heat, or moved with the right amount of pressure.

really?  its 2" in diameter compared to the 2x4 behind it, not looking like a fuse, and any kind of shift can make it go off, and she is a curator at a CW museum. Hope her lectures don't spend too much time on describing the evil red coats when they attacked