Sharpsburg man unearths live Civil War-era shellBreaking News
tags: Antietam, Sharpsburg, live ammunition
A Sharpsburg man planting trees at his Powell Road home Thursday unearthed a live Civil War-era shell that authorities later disposed of by setting it off at a neighboring farm.
“When I saw it I knew what it was,” J.D. Taylor Jr. said. “It was the second one I found here.
“It was some kind of experience.”
Taylor said he at first thought he hit a rock with his steel shovel while digging in his yard about a mile from Antietam National Battlefield sometime between 8:30 to 9 a.m.
He pushed the shovel under the object, which was five or six inches deep, and knelt to pry it out....
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