Monday, March 3, 2014

Gold On Monday Mystery...!

Some mysteries just seem to take on a life of their own, much like the following!

Tales surrounding this lost gold and the never-ending search for it seem to surface again from time to time, leading me to believe that there might actually be something to the whole thing. I'd sure like to find it, ya know?

Lost Confederate Gold



When the South eventually lost the war In April 1865, a major mystery was shadowing the Union’s great victory. The country was torn by the conflict, and they desperately needed all the money they could get their hands on to rebuild. This is why the North was more than eager to get their hands on the Confederate war treasury. But the ”damn Yankees” were in for a surprise: The gold was nowhere to be found.

To this day, no one truly knows what happened to the Confederate gold. Many theorize that it was divided up and buried by many plantation owners, to wait for the day when the South would rise again. Others say it was robbed by a ragtag team of Confederate and Union deserters, never to be seen again. Others still maintain that it just . . . disappeared.

There are many legends about the location of this great treasure. One stash is said to be in Savannah, Georgia, buried in a cemetery under the name of a fake general. Another is supposedly in West Central Broward County, buried by an ambushed general who was trying to take it to Cuba.

However, most of those stashes are probably nothing more than legends. Although no one truly knows where the gold is hidden, the actual value of the treasury was probably somewhere around $500,000—many times less than many Union generals reported. This means that if there indeed are stashes, there are either a lot less of them than most people think, or they’re much smaller. Still, that doesn’t stop people from theorizing.

One particularly juicy rumor concerns a town called Danville, Virginia. Fairly reliable historical proof suggests that a former Confederate Navy official, James A. Semple, hid a large amount of Mexican silver dollars—thought to be a part of the Confederate treasure—in the area. Some say they have even found some of these coins.

What would the average citizen do if they ran across some of this gold? Wonder just how much the government would allow them to keep? My guess is that we will never truly know, because if anyone does ever find any of it, they probably would keep it a secret from just about everybody!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. I'm game if you are! I have some 7-up cake to share!

9 comments:

texasann said...

Bubba - at 27 degrees, with wind advisories, I'm not sitting outside, even for you. I'll join you for a cup in the kitchen, and let's plan how ro dind that gold, ok? Big hugs -

texasann said...

Of course, I meant Find that gold - Monday, isn't it?

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linda m said...

If I found that gold I wouldn't tell anyone. Just remember what happened to the couple in CA that found those gold coins. The PTB want to tax it as income. No siree, I ain't telling nobody. I would love to have coffee on your patio. It is -7 degrees here but sunny.

JO said...

If indeed there is gold and it is in bars how would you be able to do anything with it. You know the minute you took it somewhere to try and melt it down you are going to be turned in.

I'll have a quick cup need to run to Walmart

Mamahen said...

Now if you found it n told..PTB would find a way to take it...if you didn't tell what good woukd it do ya...hmmmm we'll ponder that on the patio......-1 here this a.m....meet everyone there :))

Dizzy-Dick said...

You think some of that gold would keep us warm on this cold morning? I wouldn't mind having the problem of figureing out what to do with it after finding it.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
Colder than I thought this morning! Maybe inside is better!

Thanks for the comments this morning!



Hey Ghada...
I couldn't understand the comment, but thanks for coming over today!



Hey Linda M...
I have to say, I probably would do the same!

I think we are moving to the kitchen this morning! Sorry!

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Jo...
I reckon I would find a way! Might have to remelt it to coins or something!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over this morning!



Hey Mamahen...
Does kinda pose a problem, doesn't it?

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Dizzy...
This is the kind of problem we all would like to have!

Thanks for coming by today!

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