Civil War Letters: Dear Brother

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An investigation into the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

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The detectives are back with a new mission: Solving the biggest mysteries in American history! History Detectives Special Investigations premieres Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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A matched set of Civil War-era pistols.

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History Detectives

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Clint Black learns about an old book of wanted posters.

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Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

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A story of two Civil War letters, mystery aviation autographs & a 1950s black comic book.

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John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

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A spear from John Brown's raid, America's Siberian war and Ronald McDonald's first suit.

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In a box filled with stamps, we find a letter from a Civil War soldier to his brother, addressed "Senate Post, Washington, D.C." He asks to command an African American unit. A second letter to the brother in D.C. indicates the soldier has been wounded. Eduardo Pagan sets out to find out why the soldier wanted to lead an African American unit. Did he get his wish?

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