Finding cannonballs In charleston South Carolina?

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This is my first post here, so I’d like to introduce myself too, I created this account today to ask a rather interesting question, where would be a good spot to find cannonballs in Charleston South Carolina? I’m from New York, and will be going down there this summer with my metal detector. (Tracker iv from bounty hunter detectors) I know Charleston was heavily involved in the American civil war, so that probably means that cannonballs could be anywhere I’m guessing? Anyways I’d love to find one, but wouldn’t know where to get it professionally defused by a civil war expert, and NOT the bomb squad. They’ve been known to destroy them with explosives.

Thanks for your time.

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Welcome from the Railroads & Steam Locomotives forum!

@ucvrelics or @redbob might be able to assist...

...and there he is... :smile:

Cheers and Enjoy!
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Welcome from the Railroads & Steam Locomotives forum!

@ucvrelics or @redbob might be able to assist...

...and there he is... :smile:

Cheers and Enjoy!
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While there are a number of hard core diggers on this site (@ucvrelics being one of them), unfortunately I am not. The rounds that I have from Charleston were recovered using cash,check or credit card.:cannon:
 
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Any National Park/most public lands are way off limits and hunting on land that you don't have permission to hunt on will often net you a very uncomfortable conversation with a landowner and a shotgun.
That’s pretty scary to think about. I’ll make sure to get permission first, and stay off of public land that’s forbidden
 

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Welcome from the Shiloh/Pittsburg Landing Forum and North Mississippi! Be sure and visit the Forum soon. As to hunting cannonballs "Be vewy vewy careful" would be good advice.
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This is my first post here, so I’d like to introduce myself too, I created this account today to ask a rather interesting question, where would be a good spot to find cannonballs in Charleston South Carolina? I’m from New York, and will be going down there this summer with my metal detector. (Tracker iv from bounty hunter detectors) I know Charleston was heavily involved in the American civil war, so that probably means that cannonballs could be anywhere I’m guessing? Anyways I’d love to find one, but wouldn’t know where to get it professionally defused by a civil war expert, and NOT the bomb squad. They’ve been known to destroy them with explosives.

Thanks for your time.

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Well if you come to Vicksburg you could look for "Whistling Dick" buried under the waters of the Yazoo diversion channel.
 


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