PBS to find out if shavings are from famous Civil War cannon

Does a vial of metal shavings in fact contain metal from one of the Confederacy’s most famous guns?

That’s the question that the cast and crew of PBS’ “History Detectives” television series are trying to answer this week during their visit here.

A Charleston antique dealer had found a corked test tube with what looked like metal filings while browsing at an estate sale.

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