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Civil War cannonball found in sewer

PERRY COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - A Civil War cannonball was discovered 15 feet underground in Perry County, 150 years after the war.

Shawn Fulkerson was clearing out a sewer line when he found the cannonball, "The water washed all the debris away and there was a cannonball. I had looked at pictures of 'em on the internet before and I was pretty sure that's what it was."

No official explanation has been released on how the cannonball ended up in the sewer but Fulkerson has an idea on how it got there. He believes during the Civil War confederate troops were trying to take over a cotton mill in Hawesville, not far away from where the discovery was made, with a union gunboat on the Ohio River and used the cannonball as a defense.

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