As the indigenous army drove their Spanish conquerers out of the capital city of Tenochitlan, Cortes commanded his men to gather as much gold and treasure as they could, stuff it in their armor and bolt for their ships. There were two big problems though: Tenochitlan was in the middle of a lake, and gold is really heavy. This made it easier for the Aztecs to throw the Spanish over causeways and bridges, then drown beneath the weight of armor and gold.
The haul never got there, though; Thompson is believed to have stashed it somewhere in the Coco Islands, miles off the coast of Costa Rica. Treasure seekers have been hunting it down for ages — even former U. President Franklin D. Roosevelt took a shot with friends in With his Partisan Rangers, Confederate Col.
Not only did he and his troops capture 42 union soldiers, but Mosby also looted the quarters of Union General Edwin H.
There, Mosby found a slew of family heirlooms for Virgina families that Stoughton and his forces took. But as Mosby and company bailed, they encountered a large contingent of Union troops west of Haymarket, Virginia. Mosby gave the treasure to his most trusted sergeant to bury so Union forces couldn't grab it in battle. The treasure still hasn't been found. Part of this treasure has already been found, but that doesn't mean you can't get a little piece of the action yourself. The ship slammed into the shallow coral reefs about 35 miles from the islands, submerging almost all the crew and the entirety of the fortune 55 feet deep.
Part of the treasure was found on July 20, by American treasure hunter Mel Fisher. The lone wounded survivor lived off roots and berries for ten days, until he was picked up on a British Military road. After several attempts to locate the valuable payroll, the British gave up. Over the years there were many clues found, but many more treasure hunters were disappointed by the elusive treasure.
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Yet it still awaits discovery over years later, about 20 miles east of Cumberland, Maryland, just off an old Military road, up in the hills above a small stream, tucked away in a small rock cave. In , a caravan of 13 wagons backed by a large contingent of Continental Army soldiers pulled into the village of East Granby Connecticut, which was on a main thoroughfare from Philadelphia to Boston.
The caravan pulled in behind a well know Tavern, known to be a rest stop for the Revolutionary Army. The wagons were circled in a security formation, each with stationed armed guards. The word got out that the heavy wagons were filled with chests of Continental Army gold, supplies, and ammunition. Soon a group of Americans who were sympathetic to the British, known a Tories, took interest in the treasure trove.
Under the cover of darkness, these American Traitors quietly ambushed the guards, and stole the entire Continental Army caravan. Six weeks later, the Tories met secretly in the forest outside of town, but were attacked and killed by a band of Indians, except for one, Henry Wooster, who escaped. Wooster was now the only one alive who knew of the buried treasure, but before he could plan the recovery of the gold, he was arrested for stealing a cow, and sent to prison, where after 6 months he escaped, and stowed-away on a freighter bound for England.
Years later, Wooster wrote his Mother back in East Granby and confessed to the robbery in detail, but never revealed the location of the gold, and died with the secret of its location. Over the years several gold coins were discover in the river bed, but the rest of the gold coins await a lucky future discovery.
General Ambrose Burnside commanded a large group of nervous, inexperienced young soldiers. Burnside left his troops with Sergeant Gore, a 35 year old, twice wounded, bitter war veteran.
Gore had these new soldiers turn over all valuables before their first battle, to be safely stored. A bag a gold coins and jewelry, was buried by a trusted solider for Gore until after the battle. The trusted soldier was killed in the battle, and the rest of the remaining troops were relocated. Gore was left to hold the fort for the next 4 years, when in poor health he confided in a friend. Gore died from Typhoid fever, and the friend he told searched for years, and never found it. Mosby found a fortune in gold and silver coins and jewelry Stoughton plundered from the South.
Mosby and trusted Sergeant James F. Sergeant Ames was never able to return either, as he was captured and hanged at Fort Royal. Mosby wrote books on the Civil War, and recounted the buried treasure, which is yet to be found. In the Confederate Army wasunderfinancialdistress,and needed funding to fight. A Southern bound train filled with tons of silver ingots to support the Rebel cause was robbed. The Train slammed into a boulder placed on the tracks, and the ingots were placed in wagons. The caravan of wagons carried an estimated tons of silver, on a dirt road to Philadelphia.
There was no record of what happened to the massive silver hoard. Until , in Southwest PA. A reclusive mountain man, known as Dobbs, occasionally went into Uniontown for provisions. Dobbs protected his silver fromsnoopers,and even claimed to move it to a remote coal mine. After a couple years, Dobbsdisappeared,and was presumed dead, but his silver legend lived on.
In an old vagrant thought to beDobbs,came to Latrobe, 35 miles northwest of Uniontown. He spoke of a great silver treasure in an old coal mine, which collapsed and buried the fortune. Even today, treasure hunters are using sophisticated equipment to find the mine, but to no avail. The Confederacy formed in the South, but had hundreds of soldiers strategically placed north. Safe from intrusion from the Northern Army, these soldiers were stationed in eastern Canada.
He received a coded message about deposits of Union gold, in three St. Albans, Vermont banks. Young led a small company of soldiers into St. Albans early in the morning on Oct. A posse 30 angry townspeople raced after the Confederates, with vengeance on their minds.
Quickly the Captain had his men dig a shallow hole to stash the saddlebags of gold coins. It took 4 men to lift a large heavy flat rock to the cover hole, just as the posse was nearing. The Southerners crossed the International border with the posse in hot pursuit, guns a blazing. After a brief gun battle, there were only 3 Confederate survivors who managed to escape.
Four years later a diary was given to a Doctor on the deathbed of one of the surviving soldiers. The old diary ended up with a Civil War historian, who attempted to locate the gold in During the autumn of it was clear the Confederacy was losing the Civil War. Some of the Southern leaders decided to save what was left of the Confederate Treasury.
They had a series of caches in various locations south of the Mason Dixon Line.
One of these caches in North Carolina was estimated to be in the millions of dollars.