Couple Finds Civil War Era Cannonballs On Carolina Beach

People often love the chance to walk along the beaches in this country so they collect some of the most beautiful shells, pieces of wood and other treasures. What people aren't expecting is to come across Civil War cannonballs next to those shells. 

A couple searching for treasures along Folly Beach near Charleston, South Carolina found two Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed by the recent Hurricane Dorian.

Aaron Lattin and his girlfriend discovered the cannonballs on Sunday near a pile of brush on the beach and thought they were some really cool looking rocks. When they got closer to inspect is when they realized those weren't rocks. 

The storm has swept up the East Coast after devastating parts of the Bahamas and it caused many items to be unearthed that have been lying dormant for years. 

The couple found an 8-inch cannonball and a smaller 3-inch shell according to authorities who had to shut down the area in order to bring in the bomb squad. The US Air Force was also called in so they could secure the cannonballs and determine they were safe.

The beach is not far from Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861.

Source: WBTV

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