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Has lost Civil War gold bound for Philly been found?
Philly.com ^ | March 16, 2018 | Jason Nark

Posted on 03/16/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT by mdittmar

When Sgt. Jim Connors tipped back a few too many, he’d talk about the legend of lost Civil War gold, and boast about its whereabouts deep in the hills of Western Pennsylvania.

Connors, according to a 1978 United Press International article in the Pittsburgh Press, was part of a special Union detachment tasked with transporting 26 gold bars, each weighing 50 pounds, from West Virginia to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in the summer of 1863.

According to one version of the story, Connors staggered into Lock Haven, in north-central Pennsylvania, as the lone survivor of an ambush.

The gold was gone, waiting to become a plot line worthy of an Indiana Jones flick, but the tall tale may have inched closer to reality Tuesday when the FBI, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR), and some frustrated treasure hunters converged in an Elk County forest and started to dig.

According to WJAC-TV in Johnstown, the crews were set up off Route 555 in the Dents Run section of Benezette Township. That’s nine miles from Driftwood, where Connors said the shipment was attacked.

Based on today’s value of an ounce of gold, the lost load would be worth $27,381,120.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: civilwar; civilwargold; dentsrun; fbi; finderskeepers; godsgravesglyphs; gold; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; stmarys; timecop; treasure; uniongold
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Paint Your Wagon - Gold Fever
1 posted on 03/16/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT by mdittmar
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I don’t know but maybe some of Ft. Knox’s gold was found somewhere else!


2 posted on 03/16/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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Have Josh Gates look for it. (It’ll never be found!)


3 posted on 03/16/2018 6:08:12 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2018!)
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To: mdittmar
It's buried in the grave next to Arch Stanton Tuco. Now get digging.


4 posted on 03/16/2018 6:40:25 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: mdittmar

There is some “lost” Civil War gold somewhat near where I live, in 5 or 6 different places, depending on the story. I’ve looked around a couple of them. It’ll stay lost from what I have seen.
https://coloradoencyclopedia.org/article/reynolds-gang
“Reynold’s gang gold”

“At daybreak, the posse discovered that one outlaw died in the skirmish. The identity of this man has been debated over the years, but whoever he was, the posse from South Park severed his head and carried it around as a trophy of their exploits. The rest of the gang had split up and disappeared into the hills. Several days later, five gang members had been located and captured. At least two more members—some say three—including John Reynolds, made their escape into New Mexico Territory, last seen by the troops of the Third Colorado Territorial Cavalry heading south from the Spanish Peaks”


5 posted on 03/16/2018 6:43:50 PM PDT by dynachrome (When an empire dies, you are left with vast monuments in front of which peasants squat to defecate)
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To: mdittmar

I knew Jean Seberg.


6 posted on 03/16/2018 6:52:54 PM PDT by Wm F Buckley Republican
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To: mdittmar

Love it,headed up.


7 posted on 03/16/2018 7:21:57 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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Nice place to watch the elk in the fall.
8 posted on 03/16/2018 8:57:11 PM PDT by pa_dweller (When we're truly living in 'Idiocracy' will we know it?)
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Could be The Fastest Guitar Alive Part 2. But who would play Roy’s part? Perhaps Roy’s Boys.


9 posted on 03/16/2018 8:58:52 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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I didn't know there were elk in Pennsylvania (I guess it shouldn't be surprising). Thanks for pointing that out -- looks like a cool place to view the elk. Unfortunately, I don't get back to PA much after Mom & Dad passed.

I was on a hike on Monday this week in the California Coastal Range between San Jose and Morgan Hill and one of our group spotted this Tule Elk herd near Coyote Ridge. I had no idea we had elk herds only 13 miles from downtown San Jose! The big Tule Elk herds are up at Point Reyes. Photos by Anda C.


10 posted on 03/16/2018 9:48:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Wm F Buckley Republican

How did you know her ?


11 posted on 03/17/2018 3:59:30 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


12 posted on 03/17/2018 6:51:41 AM PDT by stockpirate (TYRANNY IS THY NAME REBELLION IS OUR ANSWER. HANG THEM ALL!)
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To: stockpirate; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks stockpirate .

13 posted on 03/17/2018 11:49:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Rumored site of $55M in Civil War-era gold draws FBI's attention, reports say
14 posted on 03/17/2018 12:04:45 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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Rumored site of $55M in Civil War-era gold draws FBI's attention, reports say

Real or not, they're gonna rue the day the FIBs got involved...

15 posted on 03/17/2018 1:42:15 PM PDT by IncPen ("Inside of every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out" ~ David Horowitz)
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To: mdittmar

McKanna’s Gold


16 posted on 03/17/2018 4:44:41 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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check spelling for posting

McKenna’s gold


17 posted on 03/17/2018 4:46:09 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: IncPen

“If there’s gold up there, we need to burn out the women and children just to be sure!”


18 posted on 03/17/2018 4:46:21 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Wm F Buckley Republican

Ya, wasnt it nice what the FBI did to her? C-suckers.


19 posted on 03/18/2018 2:23:06 PM PDT by crz
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To: TaMoDee

Then add Todd Hoffman and the Lagina Brothers for that extra effort to not find anything —— ever!


20 posted on 03/18/2018 5:25:26 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2018!)
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