Civil War Deringers
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.
Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
John P. Thompson Letters
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- Also in Season 10 Star Spangled Banner Is this the first official copy of the national anthem?
- Also with Wes Cowan King Kong Camera Was this old movie camera used to film the original version of King Kong?
- Also in Season 10 Beatles Autographs Are these genuine Beatles signatures?
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