Reported Civil War Cannonball Was Actually a Buoy

What could have been a dangerous discovery was somewhat less thrilling.

  • Published 14 February 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The digging of a swimming pool revealed what could have been a dangerous discovery in South Carolina. But, as news outlets report, the round object found by workers in Charleston on Wednesday afternoon was much less thrilling. A reported Civil War cannonball turned out to be a wooden buoy, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said. The workers weren’t completely misguided by the solid object. A worker in Missouri discovered a cannonball… Read at AP News