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Lee's Last Orders; Natchez House; Napoleonic Sword
Questions for the detectives: Is a South Carolina social club's copy of Robert E. Lee's farewell address the original? How was a one-time slave able to build a lavish home for himself in Natchez, Miss., in 1851? And was a sword that has been in a Lousiana family for generations once owned by Napoleon? Detectives include appraisers Wes Cowan and Elyse Luray; Columbia University architecture professor Gwendolyn Wright; and University of Pennsylvania sociologist Tukufu Zuberi.
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