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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Swamp Gold

    Anyone know anything about the supposedly "well documented" lost payroll in the Florida Everglades? ?Near the end of the Civil War, a Confederate paymaster being pursued by Union troops buried a million-dollar payroll in gold and paper currency. Records reveal he wrote: "Chased by the enemy, we buried our payroll at a point in the Everglades at a junction of two creeks, where the land rises like a camel's back. The money is buried in the west hump of the rise." He was captured, but never found the $200,000 in gold or the paper money.
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    us
    Dec 2004
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    SWR...Thanks for showing some interest...I do not believe a ship was involved. Anyone who is looking for this gold is looking in the center of the swamp, where it is drier. It appears that they were pursued on horseback deep into SW Florida, and were captured...I can find no further info on this "well documented" mystery...I asked myself the question what was so much gold doing in Florida?...Well first I don't know how far they were pursued--from where? And second --Central Florida cattle country supplied beef to the Confederacy and they were paid mostly in Spanish gold...
    Fifteen years ago a park ranger told me, around the campfire, that a very well known treasure hunter requested permission to search for this gold in the park and was denied. But he believed it was in the park...This area is so remote and I am very familiar with the area that it was something that interests me. But I don' know where to find the rest of the story...Any help or thoughts will be appreciated....
    Cracker story: http://www.losttreasure.com/newslett.../7-1-2000.html
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  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2004
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    Jim, I never said nor do I believe troops were stationed in the center of a near impenetrable swamp with no roads. They were pursued by Union troops from somewhere further North.... There is also another story where Capt. John Riley, trying to ship Confederate gold to Havana in the spring of 1865, was chased into the Everglades by Federal troops, where he buried $ 500,000 in gold bullion...
    The second cracker story was given to show Confederate gold in South-Central Florida...Glad to give you a lead in your old rodeo town...Thanks for the input.

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    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    B.C.H'tr:
    u'll are alookin' fur the wrong treasure!
    I know of one, (actually, TWO!) and It's (they) r a "biggie"! :P
    In Fact!!!
    It's Huge! :P
    And! I duz mean HUGE!
    Yep!
    It's rat thar in Florreda TOO! (Both of them are!)
    ( If I were to mention the estimated value, you'd say I wuz a NUT! )
    But!
    They have actually, factual evidence as to information about them & thier worth !
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  5. #5

    Oct 2005
    I cover Arizona
    6

    Re: Swamp Gold

    To B.C. Hnt'er & Cptbil:
    If one of them is the same one I know about, it is indeed a HUGE! Treasure, if ever found!
    SO! BIG!
    That I doubt that the U.S. Govt. would allow any "Deals" as to the split!
    I have tried to figure the value, in todays money !
    But!
    I gave up !
    It's way, :P way TOO! Big!

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    Any hints Cptbil?

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    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    B.C.Hntr:
    Nope!
    I hope that you understand...?
    But!
    I am afraid that I have logged way, too many RESEARCH hours, in both, to just give them away!
    The first, and it is and can be fully documented, is going to require more than the usual pick & shovel to recover!
    The second treasure, which was found from researching the first treasure, is going to require a "REAL FLORIDA CRACKER" type person to track it down!
    I can personally guarantee that these treasures DO EXSIST!
    AND!
    I can truthfully say, that the FIRST One, is in the ranks of the very! largest! ? in the U.S. ! (AND! I can authicate that statement with The U.S. Govt. Records!)
    AND!
    There are Offical U.S. Records (of the time and later) to prove it's exsistence! ( In case anyone gets a little "snippy" )
    CptBil & Bugs

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    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    B.C.Hntr:
    They are that kind of treasure :P that you put aside in hopes that one day, you'll hit the "Big One" !
    Then!
    You Will beable to get everything togather and go back and search !
    Since I no longer live in Florida, that day may be a ways off!
    But!
    I am still considering it!
    I have done all of the research, :P I have the approximate locations, now it remains to get things togather :P and head on out !
    CptBil & Bugs

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    Cptbil, are you talking about something on land or under the ocean?

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    Cptbild

    Oct 2005
    NM/AZ/CA/Co/Utah & P.I. Tx.
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    BOTH!
    One of each!
    One is, A very shallow (-20') underwater site ( The VERY LARGE Treasure) and the other, is on land !
    Or! I hope that is still is!
    Be, HECK! recoverying, if it isn't! :P
    Cptbild & Bugs

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    There are many, many unrecovered treasures underwater off the Florida coast but you have to find them in miles and miles of ocean. On land you may not need as much equipment but also have many miles to cover. I was only interested in the swamp stories because I spend much time there hunting over the years and have become familiar with the area, some of it unchanged.

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    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    The Treasure site that is underwater, is NOT! in miles and miles of water !
    Or!
    Is it miles & miles offshore !
    It is in a very specific, relatively small location/area ?
    CptBil & Bugs

  13. #13
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    Grrrrr!!!

    Oct 2005
    Captin Charity Flint
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    CPT you are such a tease LOL
    scouring the central NY area for treasure always happy to get leads and buddies to dig with and learn with!

  14. #14
    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
    Az/NM/Ca/Nv/Tx
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    Re: Swamp Gold

    NOT! Really!
    As both of these treasures actually DO! EXSIST!? ?
    Check Reply #8
    There is Actual, "hands-on",? Historical evidence/documents, to prove this!
    But! You won't find them, the story/info,? ? ? in any treasure book/magazine!
    You'll have to do some,
    SOME! HECK!
    A Whole LOT? ?:P :P? of RESEARCH! and! More RESEARCH!

    If I knew someone had the expertise, experience and the equipment, ( "THE THREE Es"!) That I'll devulge the infomation ..
    AND! Be HAPPY! with Just 10 % of the recovery of the large one!
    THAT! IS NOT! A OFFER!
    Unless you ARE Qualified "3 E'er"
    CptBil & Bugs

  15. #15
    Capt. Buzzkill

    Re: Swamp Gold

    Just Capt to Capt. 8)

    Keep the locale...give us the story brother I will be submitting my application (3 er) early next year.

    What's the latest Florida split laws/recovery anyway? Or is this a real mission (hint) for a Capt.??


    CB

 

 
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