Yet Another Civil War Casualty, This Time By Cannonball Explosion

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Artillerymen from 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fire "Old Glory" to signify the start the brigade's Change of Responsibility Ceremony May 11 on Fort Riley's Custer Hill Parade Field. Old Glory is a replica of an 1855 Model Three Inch Ordnance Cannon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed the Dagger Brigade's top noncommissioned officer spot from Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Lewis during the ceremony.

Artillerymen from 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fire "Old Glory" to signify the start the brigade's Change of Responsibility Ceremony May 11 on Fort Riley's Custer Hill Parade Field. Old Glory is a replica of an 1855 Model Three Inch Ordnance Cannon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed the Dagger Brigade's top noncommissioned officer spot from Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Lewis during the ceremony.

Another report arrives courtesy of @EliseCLambert: Guy blew himself up cleaning a Civil War cannonball in his driveway midway between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia:

The investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found that 53-year-old Sam White was working on the cannonball in his Chesterfield County driveway with a grinding tool. The tool ignited gunpowder residue, which exploded the shell. 

Part of the shell landed a quarter mile away. Sure, it happened a decade ago, but that’s pretty recent in the context of a war that ended 153 years ago.

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