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2023-02-09 12:02:15 AM  
Gotta love finding historical artifacts.
 
2023-02-09 12:40:21 AM  

kdawg7736: Gotta love finding historical artifacts.


At least this one wasn't stuck in somebody's butt like the last artillery shell was.
 
2023-02-09 2:41:23 AM  

leeksfromchichis: kdawg7736: Gotta love finding historical artifacts.

At least this one wasn't stuck in somebody's butt like the last artillery shell was.


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2023-02-09 2:41:26 AM  

leeksfromchichis: kdawg7736: Gotta love finding historical artifacts.

At least this one wasn't stuck in somebody's butt like the last artillery shell was.


Where has bravery gone?!

/paging Paige...
 
2023-02-09 2:52:16 AM  
Finding unexploded bombs and shells happens all the time.  The US is incredibly lucky compared to most countries, we haven't had that many big wars on our soil.

But we have found live ordinance from the Revolution and 1812 War, of course most of what we find is from the Civil War because it was the largest fought on our soil.

Much of "No Mans' Land" remained no mans' land for a long time after The War.
 
2023-02-09 3:28:12 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: leeksfromchichis: kdawg7736: Gotta love finding historical artifacts.

At least this one wasn't stuck in somebody's butt like the last artillery shell was.

Where has bravery gone?!

/paging Paige...


Someone giving Abe Lincoln memes a reality
 
2023-02-09 4:42:57 AM  
This place is cursed.

Maybe when we find the last artillery shell, racism will end.
 
2023-02-09 6:06:40 AM  

Hermione_Granger: This place is cursed.

Maybe when we find the last artillery shell, racism will end.


So about the same day humans go extinct.
 
2023-02-09 7:24:42 AM  
My mom lived in Gettysburg, the back of her yard abutted the park.  Stupid tourists

/blither!
 
2023-02-09 7:42:34 AM  
Looks like the situation in Gettysburg...

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...has been addressed.
 
2023-02-09 7:51:24 AM  
Here I was thinking the headline was about somebody stopping police from killing another citizen. Things are getting so tricky these days.
 
2023-02-09 8:02:40 AM  
big deal Aquachigger on youtube finds them all the time still packed with powder, he just drills a hole through plug in the end and empties the (almost always wet) powder out, they don't have a detonator, and would have to be lit on fire to explode.
 
2023-02-09 8:51:52 AM  

theflinx: big deal Aquachigger on youtube finds them all the time still packed with powder, he just drills a hole through plug in the end and empties the (almost always wet) powder out, they don't have a detonator, and would have to be lit on fire to explode.


It depends on the shell.  Some of them have an outside chance of being in a better state of preservation.  And if I'm the shovelbum I'm not taking the chance.  This was part of the rehab project the NPS has been planning for almost a decade, and those folks know what they're doing when it comes to UXO.
 
2023-02-09 9:41:01 AM  
Really surprised they haven't methodically taken metal detectors over every square inch of these places.
 
2023-02-09 9:41:03 AM  

electricjebus: Finding unexploded bombs and shells happens all the time.  The US is incredibly lucky compared to most countries, we haven't had that many big wars on our soil.

But we have found live ordinance from the Revolution and 1812 War, of course most of what we find is from the Civil War because it was the largest fought on our soil.

Much of "No Mans' Land" remained no mans' land for a long time after The War.


Pretty sure people aren't aware of how many of these things metal detectorist find a year. It's a lot.
 
2023-02-09 9:46:46 AM  

Netrngr: electricjebus: Finding unexploded bombs and shells happens all the time.  The US is incredibly lucky compared to most countries, we haven't had that many big wars on our soil.

But we have found live ordinance from the Revolution and 1812 War, of course most of what we find is from the Civil War because it was the largest fought on our soil.

Much of "No Mans' Land" remained no mans' land for a long time after The War.

Pretty sure people aren't aware of how many of these things metal detectorist find a year. It's a lot.


Yeah, there was even a live cannon from a British ship that was sitting in Central park until the 90's.  Landmines are the worst for much of the world.
 
2023-02-09 9:49:12 AM  
Officials with the park say the device dates to 1863, weighed about 10 pounds, and measured about 7 inches long.

Something something, subby's mom.

/hokeypokey!
 
2023-02-09 9:51:19 AM  

Pharmdawg: Really surprised they haven't methodically taken metal detectors over every square inch of these places.


Well thing is it's illegal to detect on 99.9% of national and state historical sites. You do need to know what you are doing to run a detector in any reasonable fashion and I doubt these folks have detectors as equipment. Good ones are pricey.
 
2023-02-09 9:56:55 AM  
I remember classes being canceled one day because one of the new history professors was a retired artillery colonel, and he recognized 2 shells in a display case as still being live. That was a fun day watching the bomb squad come out and evacuate the building. Both ended up being live and very unstable.
 
2023-02-09 9:59:13 AM  

electricjebus: Netrngr: electricjebus: Finding unexploded bombs and shells happens all the time.  The US is incredibly lucky compared to most countries, we haven't had that many big wars on our soil.

But we have found live ordinance from the Revolution and 1812 War, of course most of what we find is from the Civil War because it was the largest fought on our soil.

Much of "No Mans' Land" remained no mans' land for a long time after The War.

Pretty sure people aren't aware of how many of these things metal detectorist find a year. It's a lot.

Yeah, there was even a live cannon from a British ship that was sitting in Central park until the 90's.  Landmines are the worst for much of the world.


Oh, and don't forget about cluster bombs dropped in Cambodia.
 
2023-02-09 10:45:42 AM  

electricjebus: Finding unexploded bombs and shells happens all the time.  The US is incredibly lucky compared to most countries, we haven't had that many big wars on our soil.

But we have found live ordinance from the Revolution and 1812 War, of course most of what we find is from the Civil War because it was the largest fought on our soil.

Much of "No Mans' Land" remained no mans' land for a long time after The War.



From: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/05/the-fading-battlefields-of-world-war-i/561353/
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An unexploded World War I shell sits in a field near Auchonvilliers, France, in November of 2013. The iron harvest is the annual "harvest" of unexploded ordnance, barbed wire, shrapnel, bullets, and shells collected by Belgian and French farmers after plowing their fields along the Western Front battlefield sites. It is estimated that, for every square meter of territory on the front from the coast to the Swiss border, a ton of explosives fell. One shell in every four did not detonate and buried itself on impact in the mud. Most of the iron harvest found by farmers in Belgium during the spring-planting and autumn-plowing seasons is collected and carefully placed around field edges, where it is regularly gathered by the Belgian army for disposal by controlled detonation
 
2023-02-09 10:59:49 AM  

PTP_Professor: I remember classes being canceled one day because one of the new history professors was a retired artillery colonel, and he recognized 2 shells in a display case as still being live. That was a fun day watching the bomb squad come out and evacuate the building. Both ended up being live and very unstable.


Guy deserved a pay raise for keeping the school intact and the students and teaching staff alive. But he'd probably just be reprimanded for keeping class size high and keeping wages high by not allowing the ordinance to detonate.
 
2023-02-09 11:23:28 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: PTP_Professor: I remember classes being canceled one day because one of the new history professors was a retired artillery colonel, and he recognized 2 shells in a display case as still being live. That was a fun day watching the bomb squad come out and evacuate the building. Both ended up being live and very unstable.

Guy deserved a pay raise for keeping the school intact and the students and teaching staff alive. But he'd probably just be reprimanded for keeping class size high and keeping wages high by not allowing the ordinance to detonate.


If anything, he got reprimanded for walking across campus with a lit cigar in his mouth, rather than staying in the designated smoking areas.
 
2023-02-09 11:45:33 AM  

PTP_Professor: DarkSoulNoHope: PTP_Professor: I remember classes being canceled one day because one of the new history professors was a retired artillery colonel, and he recognized 2 shells in a display case as still being live. That was a fun day watching the bomb squad come out and evacuate the building. Both ended up being live and very unstable.

Guy deserved a pay raise for keeping the school intact and the students and teaching staff alive. But he'd probably just be reprimanded for keeping class size high and keeping wages high by not allowing the ordinance to detonate.

If anything, he got reprimanded for walking across campus with a lit cigar in his mouth, rather than staying in the designated smoking areas.


"I pity the fool who doesn't stay within the designated smoking areas!"

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2023-02-09 12:02:25 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: PTP_Professor: DarkSoulNoHope: PTP_Professor: I remember classes being canceled one day because one of the new history professors was a retired artillery colonel, and he recognized 2 shells in a display case as still being live. That was a fun day watching the bomb squad come out and evacuate the building. Both ended up being live and very unstable.

Guy deserved a pay raise for keeping the school intact and the students and teaching staff alive. But he'd probably just be reprimanded for keeping class size high and keeping wages high by not allowing the ordinance to detonate.

If anything, he got reprimanded for walking across campus with a lit cigar in his mouth, rather than staying in the designated smoking areas.

"I pity the fool who doesn't stay within the designated smoking areas!"

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I pity the fools who didn't know basic geography going into the colonel's class. We had map quizzes weekly, and most of the class failed them. How are you supposed to be taking a class on WW2, and not be able to identify the participating countries on a map?
 
2023-02-09 1:08:15 PM  
When they said the south would rise again, little did we know they were just talking about unexploded ordnance....
 
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