From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/1/1861, p. 2, c. 2
Discovery. – The workmen engaged
upon the fortifications near Blakey’s pond, made a curious discovery on
Wednesday. While at work below the surface of the ground, they excavated a
cannon, a cannon ball, and some other warlike articles. The wonder is, how these
things got there. Perhaps some old citizen can inform us whether there was a
fort or a camp in that locality in ancient times.
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