Bomb squad recovers unexploded Civil War shell at Kennesaw Mountain (US)


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(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) A Cobb County bomb squad was called Monday to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, where they safely removed an unexploded Civil War shell. It wasn’t until the agency posted about the incident on Facebook, however, that the fireworks started.

After a Cobb police recruiting page shared the story of removing the 157-year-old Union parrot shell from the battlefield, the agency was met with a barrage of questions and criticism from Civil War history buffs.

“Absolute travesty to destroy this historical object. These are very easy to make inert,” one commenter said.

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Published: Monday, March 7, 2022

Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 2022

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