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In this photo provided by the University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina archaeologist and state archaeologist Jon Leader washes and inspects one of the three Civil War cannons pulled from the Pee Dee River on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Mars Bluff, S.C. The three cannons were dumped in the river by Confederate forces from the gunboat CSS Pee Dee in 1865 in order to keep them from falling into the hands of Union forces. (Margaret "Peggy" Ryan Binette/University of South Carolina via AP)
In this photo provided by the University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina archaeologist and state archaeologist Jon Leader washes and inspects one of the three Civil War cannons pulled from the Pee Dee River on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Mars Bluff, S.C. The three cannons were dumped in the river by Confederate forces from the gunboat CSS Pee Dee in 1865 in order to keep them from falling into the hands of Union forces. (Margaret "Peggy" Ryan Binette/University of South Carolina via AP)

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150-year-old Confederate cannons found in river

Three Civil War cannons that were thrown overboard have been recovered from the Pee Dee River in South Carolina.

150-year-old Confederate cannons found in river

Three Civil War cannons that were thrown overboard have been recovered from the Pee Dee River in South Carolina.