This week in Frederick, Maryland, a Civil War cannonball made local news. Originally discovered near Monocacy Battlefield, it was passed among family members until the discovered that it was live and could possibly explode. The Maryland State Fire Marshals bomb squad took over and successfully and safely diffused the ordinance, discovering that the original fuses were still intact.
So…just a little note for saving history—if you should ever find a cannonball, contact the experts to make sure you’re not handling live ammunition!
Original news article: https://13wham.com/news/offbeat/live-civil-war-era-cannonball-found-in-frederick-county-destroyed#:~:text=(WBFF)%20%E2%80%94%20The%20Maryland%20State,family%20member%20in%20Jefferson%2C%20Maryland.