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
- Also with Wes Cowan Goering Gun Did this shotgun belong to Hitler's right hand man?
- Related Investigation GAR Photograph How did two African Americans come to be part of this photograph in Reconstructionist-era America?
- Related Investigation John Brown Letters How is this woman in Sacramento related to John Brown, the 19th-century abolitionist?
- Also with Wes Cowan Cast Iron Eagle Did this 12-foot-high eagle once grace the old Grand Central Station in Manhattan?
- Also in Civil War: 1850-1877 Slave Songbook Are these tattered pages the earliest record of music created by slaves?
- Also in Civil War: 1850-1877 John Hunt Morgan Saddle Could this be a saddle from one of the most audacious attacks launched by the South during the Civil War?
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