Workers find a bit of explosive history

September 8, 2008 5:48:46 AM PDT
It's a bit of live Civil War history.

Construction workers in Charles Town, West Virginia, have found a live 10-pound Confederate artillery round.

The shell was discovered in the wall of a home now owned by the American Public University System.

School officials say the shell will be donated to the Jefferson County Museum and rendered safe.

History buffs say the Confederate round was probably fired during a battle on October 18th, 1863, when rebel troops were shelling the county courthouse.


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