While today's news are filled with shocking crimes with awful details, they are as grisly and lurid as they were in the 19th century. Starting this Sunday, August 19, BBC America's intense new crime drama, COPPER, delves into the underworld of 1860s New York with Detective Kevin Corcoran examining the evil that lurks in Five Points and beyond. Today, through August 21, we're giving you a chance to exercise your skills of detection and win a new iPad (32GB) with Retina Display, a season pass to watch COPPER and a sweet reproduction 1864 NYC map, by solving an actual 19th century mystery—details below!


From Brooklyn Daily Eagle articles in 1864