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.
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