Ornament or armament?

April 27, 2009 5:58:36 AM PDT
Civil War cannonball? Not quite.

The bomb squad in Fort Smith, Ark., examined an iron ball a gardener dug up from his yard.

Park officials at the Fort Smith National Historic Site thought it might be a Civil War-era cannonball.

But the Fort Smith Fire Department's bomb squad determined it's something not nearly as exciting.

After X-raying the object, Capt. Skip Mathews says that iron ball is probably just an old fence ornament.

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