History Detectives tackles the case of a man who collects war munitions and has snapped up an item at an estate auction that looked like a Civil War-era weapon.
On closer inspection, and after consulting with other collectors, he decides he has a grave alarm, an explosive device meant to guard against grave robbers. Is this a grave alarm?
History Detectives unearths tales of body snatching and cadaver dissecting, unusual crimes and the most unlikely suspects.
- Also with Wes Cowan Marion Carpenter Camera What might this battered camera reveal about a photographer who changed the image of a U.S president?
- Also with Wes Cowan World War II Leaflets How did this scrap of paper help change the course of World War II?
- Related Investigation Front Street Blockhouse Did this unassuming house protect an American colony from attack almost 300 years ago?
- Also with Wes Cowan George Washington Portrait Could this be an authentic portrait of the nation's first president?
- Also in Season 7 Lubin Photos What do these photo albums reveal about the birth of the silver screen?
- Related Investigation Civil War Submarine Is this submarine an example of new technology developed by the Confederates during the Civil War?
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