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Civil War cannonballs found in Pittsburgh

20 Civil War-era cannonballs have been uncovered during construction in Pittsburgh.

The operator of the excavation machinery noticed what looked like a cannonball in his bucket of dirt, which led to discovering several cannonballs in the bucket, Toler said.

“Lo and behold, there were a lot more in the hole,” she said.

Authorities were able to see at least 21 cannonballs in the hole.

“That’s far more than our bomb squad can remove at one time,” Toler said.

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Story: Megan Guza, TribLive | Photo: Nate Smallwood, Tribune-Review

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