Local Civil War Battlefield Dangers

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Virginia's Civil War Battlefields are one of the state's biggest tourist attractions. And if you're lucky, you can find actual Civil War relics. Sometimes those relics can be dangerous for you and everyone around.

"Thousands and thousands of shells were fired during the siege of Petersburg," says Jimmy Blankenship, Historian-Curator of Petersburg National Battlefield.

More than 140 years later.

"I would easily say, probably hundreds if not thousands are still out there," says Blakenship.

Tuesday, a frequent visitor to the park, found an unexploded cannonball.

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