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Backyard work uncovers Civil War-era shell in Va

Tuesday - 4/16/2013, 1:33pm  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Virginia State Police say no one was injured when a Civil War-era shell was discovered buried in the backyard of a Petersburg residence.

Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the ordnance was taken to a secure location in Dinwiddie County.

Molnar tells The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/170BvW2 ) that the ordnance was dug up Monday during repair work in the backyard.

Petersburg was under a nine-month siege by Union troops in 1864 in 1865.

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Information from: The Progress-Index, http://www.progress-index.com


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