Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Civil War Cannons Raised From the Pee Dee River-- Part 2: Bob Butler

Amateur diver Bob Butler has spent 20 years searching the Pee Dee River for the cannons he knew had been thrown off the CSS Pee Dee in 1865 before the ship was scuttled to prevent capture near the end of the Civil War.

He found one cannon in 1995 near the US near the Florence-Marion County line.  And, he discovered another one in 2006.  He became a moving force in Pee Dee Research and Recovery Team which discovered the third cannon.

Tuesday, he was on hand as all three were raised.

--Old B-R'er

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