Civil War cannonball kills relic collector

@icyorchid (2564)
United States
May 3, 2008 11:51pm CST
Hobby cost collector his life, shaking close-knit community of relic hunters CHESTER, Va. - Like many boys in the South, Sam White got hooked on the Civil War early, digging up rusting bullets and military buttons in the battle-scarred earth of his hometown. As an adult, he crisscrossed the Virginia countryside in search of wartime relics — weapons, battle flags, even artillery shells buried in the red clay. He sometimes put on diving gear to feel for treasures hidden in the black muck of river bottoms. But in February, White's hobby cost him his life: A cannonball he was restoring exploded, killing him in his driveway. The Story Continues Here:>1=43001
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
5 May 08
That is horrible, but he was doing what he loved until the end.. I don't think that I would be happy collecting anything that could be dangerous..