The Lost Confederate Gold
Near Athens, Alabama there may be a Confederate treasure. Long standing legend tells of $100,000 of gold and silver was put into two boxes by Confederate troops in 1865, and then thrown into the swamp. The troops were trying to keep the gold and silver away from Union soldiers.
Stories often differ as to container, metal or wood, and location. Another version states that two wooden crates, each 2’x3’x4′ and filled with a large amount of gold and silver coins said to total $100,000 and destined for the Confederate forces at Columbia, Tennessee, were buried when Union forces approached as the wagon transporting the huge treasure became mired in a bog-hole near Athens. The cache was made at an 1865-era stream crossing about 4 miles north of Athens, Alabama and about 1/2 mile west of the crossing.Legend tells of two crates, each sized about 2’x3’x4′ were filled with gold and silver coins said to be around $100,000 in value and buried by Confederate forces. Some stories say the crates were made of wood, some say metal.
The crates were buried when Union forces were approaching as the wagon transporting the treasure became stuck in a bog-hole near Athens Alabama. The cache was made at an 1865 era stream crossing about 4 miles North of of Athens and about 1/2 mile West of the crossing.