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Civil War Gold and Other Lost Treasures - GAINES CRAIG W

Civil War Gold and Other Lost Treasures

Hardcover Published: 5th December 1997
ISBN: 9780938289951
Number Of Pages: 220

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A fascinating introduction to lost Civil War treasure, including a chapter and maps devoted to each of the forty states, as well as Mexico, the Bahamas and the West Indies, where lost treasures are said to be buried, with an extensive guide to the world of the Civil War treasure and relic hunter, including journals, organizations, websites, government agencies, shops and manufacturers. * School teacher finds USD54,000 in Civil War-era currency near Gettysburg.* Children find USD5900 in gold coins in Florida.* Tree blown over by storm in Louisiana reveals Civil War plantation's jewels and silver.* Treasure hunter finds a silver plate and coins worth USD24,000 in a park in the center of Roanoke.* Loot from John Hunt Morgan's raids never recovered.* Contents of the U.S. Mint in New Orleans never recovered after the Confederate occupation.* At least USD150,000 from the Confederate treasury unaccounted for when Jefferson Davis was captured. Some of the legends about lost Civil War treasure have proven to be true in recent years. Today, a dedicated band of treasure hunters continue the search for the biggest hoards of gold, coins and relics of the Civil War era that have never been found.Civil War treasure hunter and historian W. Craig Gaines has produced a fascinating introduction to lost Civil War treasure, including a chapter and maps devoted to each of the forty states, as well as Mexico, the Bahamas and the West Indies, where lost treasures are said to be buried.Many tales of Civil War treasure belong in the realm of legendary and Gaines has carefully assembled the evidence to separate genuine incidents from fanciful. Each Civil War treasure tale is documented and has references for further research. Both the general Civil War enthusiast and the prospective treasure-hunter will be fascinated by these stories, including lost mines discovered during campaigns in the West, lost family treasures hidden from Union or Confederate raiders, sunken Confederate blockade-runners, lost payrolls of military units, and the missing loot from Confederate raids on the Colorado gold fields. The author has also drawn upon his many years' experience in research and exploration to provide an extensive guide to the world of the Civil War treasure and relic hunter, including journals, organizations, websites, government agencies, shops and manufacturers.

Prefacep. 7
Alabamap. 11
Arizonap. 15
Arkansasp. 24
Bahamasp. 28
Californiap. 29
Coloradop. 40
Floridap. 46
Georgiap. 51
Idahop. 59
Illinoisp. 62
Indianap. 63
Kansasp. 64
Kentuckyp. 66
Louisianap. 72
Marylandp. 83
Mexicop. 84
Michiganp. 85
Minnesotap. 87
Mississippip. 88
Missourip. 95
Montanap. 104
Nebraskap. 109
Nevadap. 111
New Mexicop. 112
North Carolinap. 115
North Dakotap. 124
Ohiop. 125
Oklahomap. 127
Oregonp. 138
Pennsylvaniap. 140
South Carolinap. 143
South Dakotap. 147
Tennesseep. 148
Texasp. 159
Utahp. 163
Vermontp. 164
Virginiap. 166
Washingtonp. 174
West Indiesp. 175
West Virginiap. 176
Wisconsinp. 179
Wyomingp. 180
Resourcesp. 182
Notesp. 202
Bibliographyp. 223
Index of Treasure Sitesp. 238
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ISBN: 9780938289951
ISBN-10: 0938289950
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 5th December 1997
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.4 x 22.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35