Investigations

Civil War Deringers

The Case:

Dulcie Bomberger brought her pair of Civil War era pistols to the Antiques Roadshow and appraiser Christopher Mitchell told her they were worth as much as $30,000, but if she had more information about the original owner the guns could be worth much more. 

This is where History Detectives steps in. Hunting for the man behind these pistols takes History Detectives host Wes Cowan to a Civil War border state torn between loyalties to the blue and the gray.

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Aired:
Season 10, Episode 2

Detective:
Wes Cowan Location:
Frankfort, Kentucky and Piedmont region, Virginia

More Information

Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
502.564.1792
www.history.ky.gov

John P. Thompson Letters

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