AUTHOR SUNDAY: The Confederate gold was protected by a ghost – amazing true story

The Ghost of the lost Confederate gold


Shannon Hollon

Back during the depression Uncle Byron Campbell got word that during the Civil War the folks of Lucille Al. (Bibb Co.) buried a bag of gold to hide it from the invading Yankees.

Byron Campbell

Byron Campbell 1898- 1941 2confederate gold story

The treasure was suppose to be hidden under the foundation in the creek at the old Lucille grist mill, so one moonless night he employed the help of his brother and my great grandfather Dunbar Campbell.

Dunbar Campbell

Dunbar Campbell 1898- 1941 - confederate gold story

They waded up the creek to the mill, after digging in the mud and water with pick and shovels they heard a commotion behind them and up on the hill heading there way was a fiery wagon wheel once it hit the water a few feet from them in a crash and steam it was not found.fiery wheel confedrate gold story

Both brothers left there as fast as there soaking wet feet would carry them the gold never found.




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  1. Very interesting

  2. The trouble is that the Gold wasn’t Confederate.

    The next issue is the location of said treasure.

    It was at the Cross Roads and may still be. The swamp is still there.

    No one goes there now. – The hill is not far away and has been dug about a house high deep.

    No notable treasure ever known to be found.

    However – the mill was not far just about a mile above the line…

    Not as far from the Mimms place.

    All of the Natchez Chiefs and spiritual men were brought back to this same location.

    The names change but the Alamo is still the same.

  3. Amazing story!!!

  4. The most plausible story happened in Wilkes County, GA near the town of Washington. Jefferson Davis had sent his wife and children out of Richmond before it fell. What was left of the Confederate treasury was put in wagons to accompany Mrs. Davis. They travelled across VA and turned south near Danville, through NC, into GA. She was to meet her husband in Washington where they had connections. He never reached Washington, but continued further south to Irwinton where he was captured. When Mrs. Davis traveled south to meet him, she travelled without the gold. The stories that were told around Washington indicated that there were several mansions build over the next several years in Washington, when most people in that part of GA could hardly feed themselves.

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