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HURRICANE DORIAN UNCOVERS HISTORY

A couple found two Civil War-era cannonballs on Folly Beach in South Carolina on Sunday

(FoxNews) – Two Civil War cannonballs have been discovered on a South 
Carolina beach in the aftermath of
Hurricane Dorian.

A spokesman for the city of Folly Beach told Fox News that some seashell
hunters spotted a suspicious item in the area of the old Coast Guard Base
at the east end of the beach. “It was reported to us as potentially older
unexplored ordnance,” he explained via email. “As per our policy, we
notified the Charleston County EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] team
who also responded and assisted with notifying the military EOD team.”

The spokesman added,“It was determined to be a cannonball (one larger
8” shell and one 3” shell)… “We were advised the military EOD team will
handle disposing of the ordnance.”

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.

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Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (center) signs
the
Japanese Instrument of Surrender, Gen. Richard K. Sutherland
(left) observes.

Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending
World War II. The war ended six years and one day after it began.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender document.

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President Harry S. Truman proclaiming this day in 1945 as V-J Day.

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The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle
of Bull Run at Manassas Junction,
VA. The Confederates won the
battle. Union forces endured a loss of 3,000 men killed, wounded,
or missing in action while the Confederates suffered 2,000
casualties.

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During the U.S. Civil War, the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg began
on this day in 1863 between Union and Confederate forces.The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war, often
described as the war’s turning point
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The battle was fought near the southern border of Pennsylvania in
and around the town of Gettysburg.

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IT ALL ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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General Edmund Kirby Smith (5-16-1824 – 3-28-1893)

In an event that is generally regarded as marking the end of
the
Civil War on this day in 1865, Confederate General
Edmund Kirby Smith (above), commander of Confederate
forces west of the
Mississippi, signed the surrender terms
offered by Union negotiators and Major General Canby. With
Smith’s surrender, the last Confederate army ceased to exist,
bringing a formal end to the bloodiest four years in U.S.
history. The war began on April 12, 1861.

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