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« on: December 14, 2016, 03:47:50 pm »
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I am new to this, so I had a few questions about this.

I saw a show on the History Channel a few years ago about lost confederate gold. I have been reading on this and much of what I read seems to say all of these stories about the lost gold is false.

So does anyone know anything about this in the Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia areas?

If I think I was to find where it is located what do I need to do before I dig?

Is there places that would help in the excavation of the site to preserve the items?  Thanks guys.



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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 05:37:33 pm »
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   Welcome to the Forum.   Sound like a time to do some Research to me !   Cool   

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 05:45:47 pm »
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Unfortunately the CSA never minted any gold coinage so you can never tell if a coin is from a Confederate source or not. Those who want to believe it is CSA gold cannot be convinced it is not. The fact remains that the CSA spent any money they had in fighting the war and really didn't have the gold reserves that the Union had. There really wasn't any left over at the end of the war to hide or cache.

On the other hand, I did once uncover a large cache of CSA banknotes (over 1000 notes) and boxes of mail with CSA stamps on them so as "treasure" goes, there is some out there. I still give my grandchildren, nieces and nephews a Confederate banknote every year for their birthday or Christmas. It's become a family tradition of sorts. At the moment the CSA notes are worth on average double face value. Years ago you could buy them for pennies each so when I initially found them I was sort of disappointed. Now, I am content to own them.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 06:45:27 pm »
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I still give my grandchildren, nieces and nephews a Confederate banknote every year for their birthday or Christmas. It's become a family tradition of sorts.



GD. I've never seen a real Confederate note. Any I've seen were always fakes or fantasy prints.      You could always adopt me for Christmas.....   Wink

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 09:46:27 pm »
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You could always adopt me for Christmas.....   Wink

Me tooooo  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 12:55:42 am »
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GD , care to share the story on this discovery ( 1000 Confederate notes 0 ) ? ..cheers mick

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   My thought is alot of the tales of confederate gold are just that, tales. Not saying all but most I think are. There's a story in my area of four large chests of gold and silver dumped in the Black river by yankees during Sherman's march. I agree there was alot stolen from the citizens during this time but I would think that if true, someone would have returned after the war and retrieved it. The river as a matter of fact a typical slow moving shallow in most places, and would be easy to locate. In my research of this area, I've never found any mention of it in the Official Records or local written history. Not saying as a fact it didn't happen' but just my opinion. But then again, there's always a possibility, and interesting research. Also, welcome to the forum from NC.

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GD , care to share the story on this discovery ( 1000 Confederate notes 0 ) ? ..cheers mick

I have shared it here a while ago.

I had the opportunity to help a friend find a hidden cache of "grandpa's gold" in a country town in Virginia. From that house, I saw a pre Civil War house in disrepair at the neighboring farm. A For Sale sign in front had me dialing to inquire about hunting the property. A brusk "No way" was the answer. So I bought it.

They were in a sealed attic. The door was glued and nailed shut but since the house was wrecked pretty much anyway, I knocked it down. All sorts of Union uniforms, women's clothes and boxes of confiscated Confederate money and mail. After I cleared the attic, I sold the property.

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LOL More then one way to skin a cat ?

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 01:05:09 pm »
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I remember in the 60s of seeing ads in magazines for Confederate bills. I think the average joe wouldn't' know the difference between real and counterfeit. Just finished a book about Grierson's Cavalry raid during the Vicksburg campaign. The raid raid was from April 17 to May 2, 1863.  One thing they kept finding as they made the successful raid was Confederate bills. Seemed like everyone had them stashed everywhere. They didn't report finding any gold.

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