Civil War cannonballs surface on South Carolina beach after Hurricane Matthew
A bomb squad was dispatched to a South Carolina beach on Sunday, after Hurricane Matthew unearthed some Civil War-era cannonballs.
The explosives washed up on the sand in Folly Beach, eight miles down the coast from Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the war were fired in 1861.
Former Folly Beach mayor Richard Beck discovered about 15 cannonballs while walking on the beach to take pictures of the storm's damage.
'I knew they were cannonballs,' he told WCSC.'One of them had a very distinct hole in it that went directly into it.
'Just knowing a little bit about the Civil War, I know that... read more
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