Military History/Cannon Ball

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Did we find a Cannon Ball? My Husband and I were digging on our property.(Planting shrubs) We found a round Iron Ball-Very heavy-Weighs around 20 lbs-( My Husband weighed himself and then held it and weighed again)Measuring the complete circle measures 16 inches around.Also seems to have a slightly raised seam around the whole ball.. I was reading places where it said they had black powder in them? Is it safe? It feels solid but Kind of worried it may not be? My husband said, Good scrap Iron-I said looks like history to me..Can you tell me anything about this? Value? Or Scrap Iron? Thank You So Much

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Here a link where you can look at types cannon balls.
www.civilwarartillery.com
20 pounds makes it unlikely.

Yes there where balls had powder in them.
You might want to call your local historical society and see if they can I D it.

If it is a cannon ball or simply a 20 pound weight it could have value above scrap.

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My interest is in the area US Military History. I have a special interest in US small arms. The Civil War, WWI and WWII are areas of special interest but I can handle questions on many areas of US military history.

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A general biography my fit more here so I offer the following. (it appears on on all my profiles) After all who we are affects our opinions or even inadvertently effect of statements of fact. I hold a AS from Eastern Conn. State Univ. and a BA from Trinity College, Hartford Ct. Plus 11 other professional certifications. I have received 31 awards for various activities. My writings published in ?The Other Voice? and other publications. I have had my original music published, licensed and recorded by David Kaye. I have been a guest on CyberRadio & TV and many other talk radio programs. I welcome interviews and I am willing to act as a technical advisor to various media. I am single and have resided in Hartford, Ct. since 1976. I have no children. I am a political conservative with libertarian leanings. I am a registered Republican. I am a Roman Catholic. I have worked in the following areas, entertainment, real estate, mortgage banking, and human services. I have owned 2 businesses. Some of my interests include politics, law, history, and current events.Hobbies I partake in include music, target shooting and cars (my Camaro rumbles) If you wish to find out more about me, feel free to visit my web page PEZmans World
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