well here's another version of this yarn - Sgt. Jim Connors and all that. Big city newspaper.If you check the OR's (Offical Records of the civil war)
There is NO MENTION of that supposedly shipment or of that officer and expidation . I have rode my horses all over that area looking for signs for over 20 years
Do they write fiction about gold? Yes, of course they do.
Imagine if this is how Oak Island series ends - with a tent setup by Nova Scotia's law enforcement removing something and the 'fellowship' not allowed to see what they are removing, far less people watching the series. Five Brinks trucks drive away with tires showing obvious load upon exit. We could have another series called 'what was removed from the Oak Island pit? The curse that keeps on giving. ' Then they analyze the gold to find it is all pyrite aka fool's gold! LOL