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Small cannon shot?

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Pete E
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Small cannon shot?

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Was out today on a new field and found four iron balls in a relatively small area.

Three were small, measuring about 3\4" in diameter and were more or less within a couple of feet of each other.

The fourth was about 20 feet away and measures approx 1 1\2" in diameter.

Local folklore links the area to some minor actions during the Civil War and in the wider area I have found quite a few musket and pistol balls, including on with the sprue still attached.

So is there any chance these iron balls were some sort of shot from a cannon? I have no idea what size shot were used in that period.

Sorry no pics but my phone is playing up but they just rusty round spheres....

Thanks in advance..

Peter
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