Hurricane Matthew unearths Civil War-era cannonballs in South Carolina

Hurricane Matthew unearths Civil War-era cannonballs in South Carolina

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A cluster of Civil War-era cannonballs washed up on a South Carolina beach on Sunday after Hurricane Matthew whipped the southeastern U.S. coast with strong winds and heavy flooding.

The U.S. Air Force later detonated the roughly 150-year-old ammunition at a nearby Naval base in Charleston, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

A local resident of Folly Beach found the rusty, pockmarked cannonballs on Sunday while walking on the eroded beach, the sheriff's office told CNN.

Hurricane Matthew had made landfall a day earlier near McClellanville, a fishing village about 50 miles north of Folly Beach.

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