Lightning strikes 140-year-old Civil War monument

    Lighting from a small storm earlier this week struck a 140-year-old Civil War monument in Phoenixville.

    According to The Phoenix, Morris Cemetery, where the monument stands, was notified by nearby residents that the monument was damaged sometime between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    The monument stands 15-feet high and pays homage to Civil War Soldiers.

    The Phoenix says the family service director for Morris Cemetery and others believe lightning struck an exposed steel supporting rod that was sticking out of the top of the statue, eventually causing a soldier figurine to explode.

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