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 Posted: Thu Dec 7th, 2006 05:23 am
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Although I am a Civil War researcher, I am ignorant when it comes to the armaments of that war.  I asked the rangers at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near where I live in Springfield, MO and they thought maybe it came from ammo used in siege guns placed in several forts during the Civil War at Springfield, MO.

The size is just a little larger than a standard golf-ball and was found near where the Old Wire Road ran through Springfield.  That road ran from St. Louis through Springfield, Wilson's Creek and on down to Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

I saw a History Channel program about how hot air balloons  were used by the North in the eastern theatre, and a ranger had one in his hand that had been recovered from a basket of a hot air balloon.  I did not catch anything else he had to say about it.

With your explanation, I am assuming it is authenic.

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