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The discovery will help shed light on the Battle of Independence in 1862.
Civil war cannonball discovered, is to be found in a walnut tree in a historic home in Independence, Missouri.
Fox 4 Kansas City reports that it is incredible to find the Overfelt-Johnston home, the sick, the 100-metre tree was cut down. When you split a log, Jeff Eastham, owner of Jeff’s Tree Service, said the cannonball fell to the ground.
“I had no idea this was out there. You couldn’t see it – you couldn’t have seen a gap in the log,” he told Fox 4. “I was like, are you kidding me?”
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“It’s very exciting,” said Randall Pratt, who is the owner of the Overfelt-Johnston home, and is working on the restoration of the house.
Built in the 1850’s, the Overfelt-Johnston home, it was used as a hospital during the First Battle of Independence in 1862, KMBC reports.
Chains were also imbedded in the tree, from Eastham, was to be cut down.
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The other cannon balls have been found in the house. Pratt explains that a cannon ball was shot in front of a window on the second floor of the house and is now in the Jackson County Historical Museum.
The 1862 battle resulted in a victory for the confederate forces, which surprised the Union troops in the city. However, Pratt said the Union garrison on the island and was able to fire off a gun, shots are fired, before they were overrun.
“It’s important to have these memories, these new products in the past, these tragic reminders of the consequences of war and armed conflict is a real one,” he told Fox 4.
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The Overfelt-Johnston home, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Two civil war cannon balls that were recently discovered at a South Carolina beach in the wake of the Hurricane Hotel.
Earlier this week, a spokesman for the city of Folly Beach, told Fox News that some of the seashell hunters have spotted a suspicious item in the vicinity of the old Coast Guard Base on the east side of the beach. “According to our policy, we have reported the case to the Charleston County EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] team, who have also responded and assisted with the notification to the military end-of-day team,” the spokesperson explained, via e-mail.
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“It was determined to be a cannon ball (a larger 8″ shell in a 3″ shell,” the spokesman added. “We have been advised that a military EOD team will handle the removal of the guns.”
Aaron Lattin, told Fox News that he was one of the people who found the cannon balls on the beach.
Other civil war cannon balls found in the area. LiveScience is reporting that a stack of 16 mechanical regulations, it was discovered as a result of the Hurricane, He is in for 2016.
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Civil war sites and artifacts from the time, offering a fresh glimpse of the bloody conflict. A Civil War-era tombstone was associated with the infamous Quantrill’s Raid, for example, it was recently discovered in a Kansas forest.
Earlier this year, archaeologists in Delaware, and is located in the tomb of a soldier in the civil war, which could provide a vital clue in the uncovering of a long lost African-American burial ground.
Experts are working on a house in the neighborhood of Frankford, Sussex County, was a gravestone with the name “C. S. Hall,” the words “Co’s. K, 32nd U. S. C. T.” refers to the Company and (K) of the U.S. 32nd Colored Troops, and that it was indicative of the African-American soldiers, according to Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
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The site is well-known in the local community as well as the remains of the African-Americans who lived in the area, officials say.
The other civil war finds have been made in the last couple of years. Last year, for example, are the remains of two civil war soldiers that were discovered in a surgeon-buried in the pit at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. Also, by 2018, for a traveller on a North Carolina beach, captured drone footage of the civil war in the age of the ship.
In 2017, forensic linguistics, said that she was likely to unravel the mystery surrounding a famous civil war-era letter, long believed to have been written by President Abraham Lincoln.
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In 2015, the remains of a Employee’s man-of-war that were produced from the Savannah River, in Georgia. In the following years, the wreck of a large iron-hulled civil war-era steam-boat was discovered off the coast of North Carolina. The ship, which was found in the Oak Island, N. C., has been tentatively identified as a blockade runner, Agnes E. Fry.
Fox News’ Madeline Farber, and the Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers