Explosive teams today removed a shell from the Civil War from a flower bed at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said the round was found in the horseshoe area of campus and the area was temporarily closed to traffic and pedestrians.

Explosives teams from both the city and the Air Force were called to the scene, and Air Force personnel took the ordnance away.

Uncovering Civil War shells in Charleston is not unusual. During the war, the city was besieged by Union gunners for 567 days. Charleston has been bombarded more than any other city in the Western Hemisphere.