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“A unique bit of history occurred at Fort Macon in late 1941. A soldier placed two Civil War cannonballs in a fireplace of the living quarters to serve as andirons. One cannonball was live and exploded into a room of soldiers from the 244th Coast Artillery. Fortunately no one was killed.   . “This incident […]

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— New owner of abandoned Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower brings back first impression: “It smelled like 1964.” — No casualties when antique cannonball dug from beach near Fort Caswell belatedly goes boom! (Unlike 1941, when two members of the Coast Artillery Corps at the antebellum Fort Macon suffered shrapnel wounds after rolling what they […]

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