Civil War cannonballs found in front yard of home near University of Memphis

Memphis police bomb squad determined Civil War-era cannonballs found in a front yard were not a threat. (Photo: FOX13 Memphis.com)
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Memphis police bomb squad determined Civil War-era cannonballs found in a front yard were not a threat. (Photo: FOX13 Memphis.com)

A Memphis homeowner found peculiar items in their front yard Thursday. They turned out to be antiques -- believed to be from the Civil War.

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Memphis police said the homeowner found what ended up being identified as Civil War cannonballs in the front yard of the home.

The home is down the street from the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, where the University of Memphis Tigers football team plays. Memphis will host South Alabama Saturday night.

The bomb squad performed an X-ray of the cannonballs and found that they "were not an explosive threat."

It is still unclear how or why the cannonballs ended up there.