History Detectives tackles the case of a man who collects war munitions and has snapped up an item at an estate auction that looked like a Civil War-era weapon.
On closer inspection, and after consulting with other collectors, he decides he has a grave alarm, an explosive device meant to guard against grave robbers. Is this a grave alarm?
History Detectives unearths tales of body snatching and cadaver dissecting, unusual crimes and the most unlikely suspects.
- Also with Wes Cowan Marion Carpenter Camera What might this battered camera reveal about a photographer who changed the image of a U.S president?
- Related Investigation Prison Plaque Were convicted felons responsible for bringing peace to Western Europe during World War I?
- Also with Wes Cowan Slave Songbook Are these tattered pages the earliest record of music created by slaves?
- Also with Wes Cowan Bonus Army Stamp Is this stamp connected to a moment when the U.S. Army fought fellow soldiers in the nation’s capital?
- Related Investigation Mark Twain's Watch Was this watch a gift from noted author American author Mark Twain?
- Also in this episode Booth Letter Did the father of John Wilkes Booth threaten to assassinate the President?
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