Lost Confederate Gold

Lost Confederate Gold

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On the night of April 2/3, 1865, a train left Richmond carrying the gold and silver from the Confederate Treasury, perhaps worth $370,000, as well as $450,000 in gold and silver from a group of Richmond banks. The train roughly followed the escape route of Jefferson Davis and his cabinet - sometimes ahead of Davis, and sometimes behind. By the time the treasure cache reached Washington, Georgia, the Confederate Treasury was depleted. We'll examine in some detail what happened to the gold and silver along the way. The Richmond bank specie fared better up to that point, arriving more or less intact. But this would change radically on May 24, 1865 when Confederate parolees hijacked the Richmond bank gold as it was being shipped from Washington, GA back to Richmond. While some of that gold was recovered, there is still about $140,000 (1865 dollars) missing. This book will tell the tale of the last days of the Confederate Treasury, and the lost gold and silver of the Richmond Banks. The book contains 44 illustrations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 9.4mm | 267.62g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514275228
  • 9781514275221

About Robert C Jones

Robert C. Jones is President of the Kennesaw Historical Society, as well as well as a member of the executive board of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation, which helped fund the 40,000 square foot Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, GA. Robert has written a number of books on Civil War and Revolutionary War themes, including "The End of the Civil War: 1865," "A Guide to the Civil War in Georgia," and "Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution."show more