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Civil War cannonball falls out of tree in Kansas City

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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.

The cannonball, like this one, was dislodged from a tree in Kansas City
The cannonball, like this one, was dislodged from a tree in Kansas City (Getty)

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.

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