Is a Pennsylvania man's trumpet, which he bought at a local auction, somehow tied to the Revolutionary War?
In 1770, the first blood of the Revolutionary War was spilled in Boston, starting more than a decade of fighting.
This trumpet appears to have been used by a "Captain Lewis" during these battles that won America's independence from England. The inscription also states that it was used "in the Revolutionary War in a row galley between West Point and Fort Washington."
Will it prove to be a valuable piece of American history?
The History Detectives find out.
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Dempsey Fight Bell Is this the bell that sat ringside at the world's first boxing superstar's legendary match?
- Also with Elyse Luray Movie Palace Is this small Wisconsin town theater the country's first great movie palace?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Kahlil Gibran Painting Is this painting an unknown work by an immigrant poet whose words inspired an American generation?
- Related Investigation GAR Photograph How did two African Americans come to be part of this photograph in Reconstructionist-era America?
- Related Investigation Little Bighorn Bayonet Could this bayonet have been used at one of the largest massacres of U.S. soldiers by American Indians?
- Also in Revolution: 1754-1820 United Empire Loyalist What can this family tree reveal about Americans who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.