Civil War era cannon ball found in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — History is all around us, especially here in the Hub City.

Some men were cleaning out a warehouse when they found a cannon ball from the Civil War era. And it was filled with gunpowder.

The cannon ball was found near the McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport.

The group who found it called officials, and the bomb squad from Memphis came out to investigate.

A WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News crew was on the scene as the bomb squad secured the area and took the cannon ball away.

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