Mar 25, 2012, 04:32 PM
Can you find any of the Puckett Family descendants to verify that the Confederate Gold crossed the Saluda River either by documents or word of the Puckett Family.
Originally Posted by Stand Watie
Apr 01, 2012, 05:40 PM
I've never thought to try and track down any of the Puckett family but that's a great idea. That will give me a project for the summer. Thanks for the great idea.
So far, this is the longest I've ever lived. ~ Sigman Fraud
Apr 06, 2012, 12:57 PM
The Florida Connection
One obvious fact that is always ignored in the Confederate gold legends is:
The various parties with the departed treasury were heading to the unUNION occupied parts of Florida.Breckinridge was at the Chennault Plantation,but then departed by way of the St Johns/Oklawaha Rivers to CSA Brig Gen Robert Bullocks house in Ocala,Florida.
(I have noted the details of this on the SWAMP GOLD thread,page 53)
Also,in May,1865,$35,000 of CSA bullion and specie,along with Jefferson Davis and his wife's personal belongings,were seized by the Union detachment in Gainesville,Florida at David Yulee's Cottonwood Plantation in Archer.
Of course,there are also the stories of the gold dumpted in the Suwanee River and the Everglades story.
Why Florida? With all the river and coastal blockade runners,the remaining CSA treasury could be transported to Mexico,Cuba,or the Bahamas.
After leaving Ocala,Breckinridge did sail to Cuba with some of the gold.
Apr 20, 2012, 04:30 PM
(CHEESY GRIN) They were heading to BRAZIL, in South America; a "conclave" of ex-CSA families STILL live there with a SCV chapter TODAY! LOL! "Google" a BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERATE COLONIES OF BRAZIL - THE CONFEDERADOS sorta like the ex-CSA "outlaws" the desperados in the American West. Johnny Yuma was a REBEL! ALSO "google" OS CONFERADOS (WINK)
Apr 21, 2012, 07:17 AM
AHHH! "HIGH-TEST" COFFEE! (SMILING) KGC became Order of American Knights (OAK) out of St. Loo; later, Sons of Liberty (Copperheads) out of Indiana; BOTH connected to CSA & maybe LOST "GOLD"!
Apr 23, 2012, 12:47 PM
Rebel,have you solved the KFC/KGC connection? Col Sanders "secret" recipe was a KGC treasure.
Originally Posted by Rebel - KGC
Also,have you noticed the KGC symbols at HOOTERS? The Owl,the quarter moon?
Apr 24, 2012, 08:23 AM
(CHEESY GRIN) LOL! Love KGC; Kinky Girls Club of Kentucky! (WINK) Yes, KFC is from Kentucky; LOTS of "treasure" there.
AND! HOOTERS? LOL! OWL is treasure sign for STOP, CAUTION, BE WISE & MINDFUL (look where you are going); QUARTER MOON? Waxing or waning? WAXING MOON ("horns" up) is after a NEW moon, gathering STRENGTH or getting CLOSE to what you seek. WANING MOON ("horns" down) is after a FULL moon, strength is waning; you have already passed what you seek. (WINK)
May 08, 2012, 07:09 AM
(SMILE) AND! That circle you see... may NOT be the SUN; COULD be the FULL MOON! ALSO! POINT WITHIN THE CIRCLE (an OLD esoteric "sign")... COULD be TREASURE is/was HERE! (WINK)
Aug 15, 2012, 07:50 PM
KGC IN FLORIDA?...MAYBE
While Florida is not a state on many KGC stories,it was the choice escape route for CSA Pres. Jefferson Davis,CSA Sec of treasury Judah P Benjamin,and CSA Sec of war John C Breckinridge with the remaining Confederate treasury.
Davis' portion made it to David Levy Yulee's Cottonwood Plantation,where most of it was seized by the Union.
Yulee's 2nd cousin,Judah P Benjamin and John C Breckinridge made it to Ocala,Florida by way of Hubbard Hart's JAMES BURT steamboat,down the Oklawaha River to Silver Springs.
Benjamin stayed with a relative,Solomon Benjamin,in Ocala,before going to Fort Meade and the Gamble Plantation in Ellenton,Florida.From there,Capt Archibald McNeil,blockade runner,sailed Benjamin to the Bahamas.
Breckinridge stayed at the Ocala home of CSA Brig Gen Robert Bullock,where he was supplied with a lifeboat by Capt John Jackson Dickinson,which Dickinson had taken from the USS Columbine,which he captured and sunk at HORSE LANDING on the St Johns River.Breckinridge sailed to Cuba in the lifeboat.
Another Ocala resident,was John M Martin,a member of the Confederate Congress,who also aided the escape of Benjamin and Breckinridge.
Lola Sanchez,a Confederate spy from Palatka(she supplied Dickinson with information on Union activities)was paid $500.00 in Mexican silver dollars,and it is possible that Breckinridge stayed with her relatives in Cuba.
Hart recieved $4500.00 from the Confederate government for clearing the Oklawaha of debris,a river he used for his blockade running activies.
In 1959,NE Ocala was still limerock and dirt roads,and behind the Jewish Cemetery was a derelict white clapboard ODD FELLOWS LODGE.On the gable was a sign with three chain links that formed a pyramid with an all seeing eye at its center.The front door had carvings in its upper panels.
The one on the left was a circle with a crecsent moon with a star to its right.
The right panel had a heart with an arrow inside that pointed down.
A friend scavenged this building and found two CSA artillery short swords,a bundle of Confederate bills,and three copper CSA 1 cent coins.
Many of the above names were Freemason and or Odd Fellow members-is there a connection to the KGC?
Aug 16, 2012, 07:01 PM
ANOTHER COINCIDENTAL CONNECTION TO OCALA,FLORIDA
After the April 2,1865 fall of Richmond,the flight of the remaining Confederate treasury began.
April 19,1865 it was at the Marshall family plantation (WHITE HALL) in Abbeville,SC.
CSA Col Jehu Foster Marshall also had a plantation in Ocala,on the Oklawha River at Sharpes Ferry.He was killed in battle,Aug 1862,at the 2nd Manassas,and his wife ,Elizabeth Anne DeBruhl Marshall ran the Ocala plantation.
Mrs Marshall was a supplier of goods,including whiskey,to the Confederacy,and shipment was by way of Hart's steamboat blockade runs.
March 10,1865,Union Sgt Major Henry James led the 3rd Union Colored Infantry on a raid of the Marshall plantation.
CSA Capt J J Dickinson(Florida's "SWAMP FOX") repelled the Union raid at Sharpes Ferry,which ended all Union presence west of the St Johns River,including the Oklawaha and Marion county.
That area of Florida was refered to as "DIXIE" by the Union as a play on Dickinson's name.
May 1865 was when Benjamin and Breckinridge made it to Ocala by way of Hart's JAMES BURT riverboat,with part of the remaining Confederate treasury.
Aug 18, 2012, 07:24 PM
Looking into any "old" IOOF (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) emblems, NEVER seen the triangular chained links before... may be a "BRIT" Order of Odd Fellows (OOF) "thing", or just REBELS using an old abandoned building; DUNNO.
Last edited by Rebel - KGC; Aug 19, 2012 at 10:09 AM.
Aug 19, 2012, 07:46 PM
Rebel-KGC,you mentioned Confederates in Brazil.Another Ocala/Marion couny Florida tale.
Dr G G Mathews was a well known doctor in Ocala.When the War of Northern Agression began,he joined the cause as a field doctor for the CSA.After the war,he returned to Ocala,but stated he could not live under the yankee carpetbagger and scalawag conditions of RECONSTRUCTION.
Mathews and several other CSA families of the area moved to Santos,Brazil,where he remained for 15 years,only returning after the end of Reconstruction,with members of the McGahagan family.
He settled 9mi south of Ocala,and formed the small community of Santos.
All that remains of Santos today,is a white wood clapboard church,and a series of signs of what buildings were once there.
Many artifacts from the 1880's on have been found in the old Santos area.
Nov 24, 2012, 08:58 AM
Did you find a chain that had been wrapped around a tree to mark the treasure's location if not then it is still out there to be found.
Originally Posted by fenixdigger
Nov 24, 2012, 04:42 PM
You must be a proud member, and that your family is proud of you. Good luck in finding treasures.
Originally Posted by Rebel - KGC
Nov 25, 2012, 09:27 AM
Still doing R & I on this; Brazil/Brasil CSA. Confederados & families living in Sao Paulo & Americana e Santa do Oeste; Band of Brothers (& families) - Fraternidada Descendencia Americana. HH!
Last edited by Rebel - KGC; Nov 25, 2012 at 09:37 AM.
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