Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers destroy more than 250 cannon balls in Pennsylvania


CHAMBERSBURG, Pennsylvania – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers destroyed more than 250 Civil War-era cannon balls during a domestic explosive mitigation mission on Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

EOD technicians from the Fort Belvoir, Virginia-based 55th Ordnance Company (EOD) used shape charges to render the munitions safe.

More than 157 years old, the cannon balls were discovered during a renovation project in downtown Pittsburgh where the Union Army’s Allegheny Arsenal once stood.

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Source: DVIDS