Civil War-era cannonball discovered in Va.
A suspected Civil War-era cannonball has been uncovered at Fort Lee in Petersburg, and explosives experts have been called in to detonate it.
Fort Lee spokesman Stephen J. Baker said the unexploded ordnance was uncovered around 11 a.m. Friday during a metal detector survey of an area in the southwest portion of the 5,900-acre base 25 miles south of Richmond.
Baker said an explosives ordnance team from Fort Belvoir is en route from northern Virginia.
The cannonball was buried about 6 inches deep. An area around the discovery has been cordoned off.
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