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Back Then – 1910: Dredging uncovers Civil War projectile at Fort Fisher

Dec. 8, 1910: An 8-inch projectile weighing 100 pounds, evidently fired from a ship during the Civil War Battle of Fort Fisher, was brought up from the bed of the river by a powerful dredge that had been working in the area. Other shells had been recovered during the dredging work but this was by far the largest, the Star reported.

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