Fire away: Civil War cannonball

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Fire away: Civil War cannonball

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The civil war http://www.louisianatravel.com/articles/louisiana-civil-war-sites/ began in 1861 between the United States and other confederate states. It began when the confederate army captured Fort Sumter. The states involved in the war were South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. There were many different battles fought in Louisiana during the civil war. Some of these places where the war was fought include Metarie Cemetery, Louisiana’s old Capitol, Magnolia Cemetery, and Camp Moore. These are just a couple of places where the war took place. This Cannon Ball was found by Bayou Teche, where boats traveled during the war time.

The cannon ball found was actually from a shipwreck during the war time. The person we interviewed said it belonged to her uncle Larry Arnaud. He came into contact with it when he was around Bayou Teche trying to level out the land and kept it ever since. Cannonballs in the civil war . http://www.civilwarcannonstech.com/civil-war-cannon-balls/ were used for firing at shorter ranges. Cannonballs were used as field artillery by infantry and Calvary soldiers. The cannonball itself has explosive powder in it, used to blow up individuals during the war. Some people still find them today while digging in their back yards.

People say that if you happen to find a cannonball to not tamper with it too much. You can possibly kill yourself if you try to detonate it. The only way it can explode is if it is dropped from a helicopter, or just very extreme force is thrust upon in. Many people still find them in southern states, http://abc7.com/weather/hurricane-matthew-unearths-civil-war-cannonballs-in-south-carolina/1549343/ and Virginia especially construction workers. It is said that over 100,000 cannonballs were fired during the war. Recently Hurricane Mathew uncovered some cannonballs as well. Some of the cannonballs that get manufactured are actually duds. There is no way to tell if it is a dud or not so it’s best to not tamper with it!









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The civil war http://www.louisianatravel.com/articles/louisiana-civil-war-sites/ began in 1861 between the United States and other confederate states. It began when the confederate army captured Fort Sumter. The states involved in the war were South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. There were many different battles fought in Louisiana during the civil war. Some of these places where the war was fought include Metarie Cemetery, Louisiana’s old Capitol, Magnolia Cemetery, and Camp Moore. These are just a couple of places where the war took place. This Cannon Ball was found by Bayou Teche, where boats traveled during the war time.

The cannon ball found was actually from a shipwreck during the war time. The person we interviewed said it belonged to her uncle Larry Arnaud. He came into contact with it when he was around Bayou Teche trying to level out the land and kept it ever since. Cannonballs in the civil war . http://www.civilwarcannonstech.com/civil-war-cannon-balls/ were used for firing at shorter ranges. Cannonballs were used as field artillery by infantry and Calvary soldiers. The cannonball itself has explosive powder in it, used to blow up individuals during the war. Some people still find them today while digging in their back yards.

People say that if you happen to find a cannonball to not tamper with it too much. You can possibly kill yourself if you try to detonate it. The only way it can explode is if it is dropped from a helicopter, or just very extreme force is thrust upon in. Many people still find them in southern states, http://abc7.com/weather/hurricane-matthew-unearths-civil-war-cannonballs-in-south-carolina/1549343/ and Virginia especially construction workers. It is said that over 100,000 cannonballs were fired during the war. Recently Hurricane Mathew uncovered some cannonballs as well. Some of the cannonballs that get manufactured are actually duds. There is no way to tell if it is a dud or not so it’s best to not tamper with it!

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“Fire away: Civil War cannonball ,” History Harvest of Louisiana French-Speaking Heritage, accessed August 22, 2017, http://louisianafrench.omeka.net/items/show/160.

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