Civil War cannonball falls out of tree in Kansas City
The cannonball was found at a house that was used as a hospital during the First Battle of Independence.
A worker in the US has found what is believed to be a Civil War cannonball lodged in a tree that he was hired to take down.
The small cannonball fell out as the worker was chopping the diseased tree on the grounds of the Overfelt-Johnston house in the Kansas City area, KMBC-TV reported.
The house was used as a hospital during the First Battle of Independence, Missouri, which was fought across the street in 1862.
Property owner Randall Pratt said a cannonball was also found when the property was restored in 1980. That cannonball, which had been shot into a wall, is in a county museum. Pratt plans to keep the latest find at the home.