A Civil War collection proving that the past can be very much alive
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A ten-inch confederate cannonball, likely fired during the Battle of Battery Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina.
Ben Gately Williams
A collection of hotchkiss shells now rendered harmless.
Simons Young's now-inert parrott shell, unearthed during a home renovation.
The Big Iron Man uses a wire bruch to polish a disarmed shell.
A shell under water during electrolusis.
One-half of a confederate cannonball.
Each barrel holds a single disarmed shell during the electrolysis process.
The Big Iron Man in his workshop with a rare set of 485-pound union cannonballs.
Historic photos in his collection show a fearsome arsenal.
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