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 George Washington Miniature Did the artist paint this portrait from life, and what is its surprising connection to the abolitionist White Matlack?
- Related Investigation Nesbit Portrait Is this portrait a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest artists?
- Also with Wes Cowan General Lee's Farewell Address Could this be a signed copy of one of the most famous documents in the history of the Civil War?
- Also with Wes Cowan Baker's Gold What role did these unusual drawings play in one of the largest mass migrations in American history?
- Also in Industrialization: 1870-1900 Jigsaw Puzzle Does this puzzle depict a real event - women playing contact sports in the late 19th century?
- Also in Season 7 Crazy Horse Photo Is this the only photograph of a Native American legend?
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