posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 09:01 AM
The Thomas Beale treasure which contains three coded letters, one of whcih was broken using the Declaration of independence. The other two, one of
which is the most important give the location of the treasure has not been cracked yet.
The only other treasure I know of concerning the civil war era was a treasure of jewels and gold buried in Saltville, Va.. Saltville was the salt
capitol of the confederacy and when word came that the union soldiers were close by and going to take it over, many of the townfolks left. There was
an old man who had two sons he was wealthy and him and his sons buried the family treasures of gold and jewels and they somhow got separated later.
One of the son's got captured, he was going to be killed by the commanding officer who had captured him. The commanding officer was accompanied by a
young corporal. But the captured son bargained with the treasure for his life. And so he and the corporal dug it up and brought it back to one of the
salt mines that had not blown up. As soon as they had it in the mine, the commanding officer killed the son who had given him the treasure. The young
corporal realizing that his life was also in danger, since it was obvious the commanding officer intended on not sharing the treasure and was going to
leave it there and come back later, ran out of the mine just as the explosives that had been placed there (sorry can't remember who was actually
blowing up the mines the confederates or the union military) exploded killing his commanding officer and burying the treasure in the salt mine.
Anyway the old man and the other son searched high and low for the son but he was no where to be found and so they went to dig up the treasure where
they had buried it only to find it also gone. The old man grieved himself to death and it was some years after his death and the war was long over
that a letter arrived addressed to anyone who was kin to the missing brother, the young corporal was dying and had somehow remembered the captured
brother's name and now wrote of what had happened on that fateful day. He drew a map to the mine that the treasure was buried in, but not really
being real familiar with the area only in the faded memories of a frightened young man now grown older and weak himself he told of the whereabouts of
the gold. The brother searched all his days for the missing family treasure but to no avail and so far as I know the treasure is still buried in one
of the many salt mines.