Friday, May 4, 2012

Civil War artillery shells found

Donnie Barrett, director of the Fairhope Museum of History, said he examined one pf the shells this week. He said the shells appeared to be from a Confederate 8-inch Read mortar or another type of gun known as a Mullane.

Sawyer said one theory is that the shells may have come from a Confederate artillery unit stationed in the area to defend the Mobile Bay shore during the Civil War and left behind when the battery moved...

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