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

The Ghost of the lost Confederate gold

by

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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About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

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4 comments

  1. Alabama Weaver

    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.

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