Sumter, South Carolina A civilian was building a planter in his garden when he came across two rusted iron objects. After putting them aside for a few weeks, he decided to do an internet search of the larger item. His search led him to suspect the object as a Civil War era artillery shell.
Once he discovered this, the man notified a Sumter historian and archivist, who informed him that the item may still been live and urged him to call the police.
The man listened and notified Sumter Police who responded with the local bomb squad and the Shaw Air Force Base EOD Team to safely remove the shells for proper disposal.