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.
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- Also in this episode Booth Letter Did the father of John Wilkes Booth threaten to assassinate the President?
- Also in Season 7 Navajo Rug Why would a weaver depart from tradition to make this rug?
- Also in Season 7 Tokyo Rose Did this 1940s recording help convict the woman alleged to be "Tokyo Rose"?
- Also with Wes Cowan Flint Lock Rifle Was this the gun of one of the most infamous bandits operating to undermine the birth of our nation?
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