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    Exclamation CANNONBALL! Cannonball comin'!!!

    With apologies to Carl Spackler - sumpin' you don't see every day: Cannonballs!

    Civil War cannonballs discovered at former arsenal site in Lawrenceville


    PITTSBURGH A cache of Civil War cannonballs were discovered at the former Allegheny Arsenal site in Lawrenceville.


    Public Safety officials said around noon on July 2, a construction crew struck something solid while working on a new condominium development on 39th Street

    >>RELATED: Photos: Civil War cannonballs discovered at former arsenal site in Lawrenceville

    The excavator had prior experience and called the bomb squad when he recognized they were cannonballs.
    Big dig!

    The Pittsburgh Police Bomb Squad recently recovered a cache of Civil War era cannonballs from the former Allegheny Arsenal site.

    The cannonballs are property of the US Army.

    Police will work with the Army on a mitigation plan.https://t.co/aq3Qbfuw4w pic.twitter.com/bE9JfKhTlL

    Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) August 13, 2020

    This is the same employee who helped unearth 715 cannonballs in March of 2017, not far from where these ones were found, officials said.

    Public Safety said the cannonballs are the property of the United States Army. They said the ordnances are live and sensitive to certain conditions, so the bomb squad will handle the cannonballs in coordination with the Army.

    Pittsburgh Police Bomb Squad removes cache of Civil War cannonballs from former Allegheny Arsenal site. (Pittsburgh Public Safety)
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    That's pretty cool. Good thing they didn't go boom.
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    Do you have a pool?? Or a pond???��

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    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other. - John Adams, 2nd U.S. President -

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    Very cool. Still U S Army property. Who has the hand receipt for these?

    In keeping with your movie theme. "Most of them are inert. However some of them are ERT. "

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