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Man Found (Some of) the Confederate Gold

After he retired, Bob Brewer embarked on an adventure to find the missing Confederate gold, supposedly hidden by the mysterious Knights of the Golden Circle of the late 1800s to finance a second Civil War.

Everyone thought Bob was bonkers ... until he found some of the treasures!

He sketched the symbols others described, tracked them down when he could and plotted them on topographical maps. During a stint as a state inspector of beekeepers, he explored remote areas of the forest and found more carvings on trees and rock faces.

Many were recurring symbols: snakes, turtles, crescent moons, crosses, numbers and letters with odd flourishes. Brewer figured they were cryptic indicators of distance and direction, clues to buried riches.

LA Times has this fascinating story of buried treasure, Jesse James, Knight of the Golden Circle, cryptic symbols: Link (Photo: Tom Ewart)


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There was a report on the History Channel for the past few weeks about this exact story. It was on that new show that came out, Brad Meltzer Decoded They had discussed exactly what was in this story; From the Plantation itself- To a cemetary. Showing the carving's on the trees. It's a fasciating story; And it's believed the gold is still out there scattered between Ga & Washington.
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If I had strong suspicion and proved as to the exactly location where a portion of the "Confederate Gold" was located and it was on City land or private property, what would be necessary for me to claim the treasure without the City or land owner confiscating the treasure?
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Bob was on T.V. recently and I questioned the entire thing, because the trees he was finding clues carved into them, was not that old, at least they were not around druing the Civil War.
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