Ammo Washed Up Artillery Shell from Champion Hill

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thats really cool... i went to coosahatchi, sc couple weeks ago with my magnet... i stood on top of the tressel and was casting out trying to pull one up... i figured the union came up the river n blew up the tressel there... only retrieved some old railroad nails n such... anyway, good find... make sure that shell cant go off.
 
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Tom Hughes

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thats really cool... i went to coosahatchi, sc couple weeks ago with my magnet... i stood on top of the tressel and was casting out trying to pull one up... i figured the union came up the river n blew up the tressel there... only retrieved some old railroad nails n such... anyway, good find... make sure that shell cant go off.
I went magnet fishing a few years back and found a 6 pounder cannonball fragment in a river. Magnet fishing is pretty neat. Lots of stuff lost in rivers.
 
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Rusk County Avengers

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Lucky son of a.....gun.

Congratulations on an awesome find, as someone who grew up on bulldozers and other heavy equipment, I can't say its not too surprising a Parrott shell would turn up out of the ground on a battlefield. That someone would notice it and grab it is surprising and incredibly lucky.
 
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