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The Editor heads for Vicksburg...


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 3:00 p.m. PST

…. exploded 2 months ago.

"In an uh-oh episode of historic proportions, hand grenades from the last major battle of the Revolutionary War recently and repeatedly scrambled bomb squads in Virginia's capital city.

Wait they had hand grenades in the Revolutionary War? Indeed. Hollow iron balls, filled with black powder, outfitted with a fuse, then lit and thrown.

And more than two dozen have been sitting in cardboard boxes at the Department of Historic Resources, undetected for 30 years…."
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Jan 2021 3:08 p.m. PST

Courtesy of The Virginian Pilot

WillBGoode Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 3:47 p.m. PST

Thank you Bill,good to know where this made st interesting article came from.

doc mcb09 Jan 2021 5:54 p.m. PST

Wow! Although there was heavy fighting during 1782, in the Carolinas and GA… Virginia is so provincial . . . .

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 10:31 p.m. PST

"Some talk of Alexander…"

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 10:34 p.m. PST

"Thank you Bill,good to know where this made st interesting article came from."

I would have thought the banner at the top of the linked article that says 'The Virginian-Pilot' would have been enough.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:34 p.m. PST

(smile)


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