Skip to comments.Has lost Civil War gold bound for Philly been found?
Posted on 03/16/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT by mdittmar
When Sgt. Jim Connors tipped back a few too many, hed 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. Thats nine miles from Driftwood, where Connors said the shipment was attacked.
Based on todays value of an ounce of gold, the lost load would be worth $27,381,120.
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I don’t know but maybe some of Ft. Knox’s gold was found somewhere else!
Have Josh Gates look for it. (It’ll never be found!)
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.
“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 memberssome say threeincluding 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”
I knew Jean Seberg.
Love it,headed up.
Could be The Fastest Guitar Alive Part 2. But who would play Roy’s part? Perhaps Roy’s Boys.
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.
How did you know her ?
Thanks stockpirate .
Real or not, they're gonna rue the day the FIBs got involved...
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If theres gold up there, we need to burn out the women and children just to be sure!
Ya, wasnt it nice what the FBI did to her? C-suckers.
Then add Todd Hoffman and the Lagina Brothers for that extra effort to not find anything —— ever!
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