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FBI records deepen mystery of Civil War-era gold


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The court-ordered release of a trove of government photos, videos, maps and other documents involving the FBI's secretive search for Civil War-era gold has a treasure hunter more convinced than ever of a coverup — and just as determined to prove it.

Dennis Parada waged a legal battle to force the FBI to turn over records of its excavation in Dents Run, Pennsylvania, where local lore says an 1863 shipment of Union gold disappeared on its way to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. The FBI, which went to Dents Run after sophisticated testing suggested tons of gold might be buried there, has long insisted the dig came up empty.

Parada and his advisers, who have spent countless hours poring over the newly released government records, believe otherwise.







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This is from 2021 but there are articles much more recent. The FBI feared Pennsylvania would claim the gold. You have to wonder if the legend is true because I don't think the FBI would be so interested in it if it wasn't.

This article says the amount of gold today would have a value in the 100's of millions of dollars. Good read. Just a small amount of info posted from article.


That amount of gold would today be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Archer wrote that he also spoke with a journalist, identified as "Person 3," who had done extensive research on a Civil War-era group called the Knights of the Golden Circle. The KGC, Archer wrote, was a secret society of Confederate sympathizers that had purportedly "buried secret caches of weapons, coins, and gold and silver bullion, much of which was stolen from robberies of banks, trains carrying payroll of the Union Army during the Civil War and from northern army military posts, in southern, western and northern states."

Archer said that a turtle carving found on a rock near the proposed dig site was "very likely ... a KGC marker for that site."

Archer wasn't able to confirm the U.S. Mint had actually missed any expected shipments of gold because the Mint did not have records for the Civil War period, the affidavit 

This is from today. Great read.

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2023/02/fbi-records-deepen-mystery-of-dig-for-civil-war-era-gold-in-pennsylvania.htmlThis is

CNN from 2018. They valued the gold at about $54 million.



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I remember watching a tv show on this. I wonder why the FBI got invovled, unless it is because   the gold was supposed to go to the US Mint. Well whatever happens, I do hope the searchers get to keep some of the money.

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