Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ala. fisherman reels in Civil War shell

Rusty Parker and his two nephews may not have caught any fish during their outing last week, but they did snag a piece of history. “We were just fishing from the bank in Bluewater Creek (on Alabama Highway 64) and had gotten a few bites when I saw something in the water,” said Parker, 27. “It was submerged in about 2 to 3 feet of water. When I got to it, I was twisting it around trying to pull it out.” Parker took the object home. Last week, the object examined by the Florence Police Department’s explosive devices unit. Parker had found an 8-pound artillery round for a Parrott rifle. • Article

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