Episode description: Pistols now owned by a San Francisco bank may have been used in the last great duel on U.S. soil, an 1856 confrontation between an abolitionist senator and a California Supreme Court justice. A New Jersey woman believes that a portrait she owns (possibly of Evelyn Nesbit) is a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest illustrators and artists, Howard Chandler Christy. And in Cookstown, NJ, renovations of the family home of a military hero who served with Gen. Custer reveal an old bayonet hidden in the attic rafters. Could the bayonet have been used in the Battle of Little Bighorn? [cc]
Rating: [TV-G] (General Audience)
Series Information: History Detectives
No Upcoming Airdates.
- KET2: Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET2: Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 8:00 pm EST
- PBSHD: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at noon EDT
- PBSHD: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at noon EDT
- PBSHD: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 9:00 am EDT
First aired: Monday, July 19, 2004 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)
Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
TEACHER'S GUIDE: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/classroom/index.html
Price available upon request.