The Civil War or as it is known in the South as the "War of Northern Aggression" has been over for many, many years ~ but left an indelible mark on the Southern States ~ specifically beneath their soil. And my Daddy had a knack for finding some of these goodies with his trusty metal detector & a shovel. To call him a Civil War "buff" would have been a great understatement.
My nephews also have a knack for sniffing out some of Daddy's treasures in Moms basement. Treasures which haven't seen the light of day for many years (Daddy died in 1994). Their latest find was a couple of small cannonballs. They took one of them home....I have the other one ~
Greg made me a "cannonball cozy" to hold this treasure on our mantle!