Investigations

Powder Horn

The Case:

According to family history, ten year-old Joseph was wriggling his toes in the mud when he felt something solid. He reached down and pulled out a powder horn engraved with the words: For Captain Richard Cobb - 1762.

After all these years, Joseph’s son Robert wonders, who is Captain Richard Cobb and what is the story behind this horn. He takes his question to History Detectives host Gwen Wright.

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Aired:
Season 10, Episode 9

Detective:
Gwen Wright Location:
Ticonderoga, New York and Boston, Massachusetts

More Information

Fort Ticonderoga
30 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
518) 585-2821
www.fortticonderoga.org/

New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617) 536-5740<
www.americanancestors.org

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