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Rebel and the Rose: James a Semple, Julia Gardiner Tyler, and the Lost Confederate Gold
     

Rebel and the Rose: James a Semple, Julia Gardiner Tyler, and the Lost Confederate Gold

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by Wesley Millett, Gerald White
 

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In April 1865 the Civil War was over for most Americans, including the more than 600,000 soldiers, North and South, who died from wounds or disease. Confederate President Jefferson Davis and much of his administration had fled Richmond, accompanied by an escort of cavalry, various hangers-on, and all that was left of the treasury. With the Davis party was a navy

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In April 1865 the Civil War was over for most Americans, including the more than 600,000 soldiers, North and South, who died from wounds or disease. Confederate President Jefferson Davis and much of his administration had fled Richmond, accompanied by an escort of cavalry, various hangers-on, and all that was left of the treasury. With the Davis party was a navy paymaster, James S. Semple. In Washington, Georgia, a small town untouched by the war, he was entrusted with $86,000 in gold coin and bullion (about $1 million in today's money) and disappeared into the night. The treasure was secured in the false bottom of a carriage. The Rebel and the Rose"" reveals for the first time what happened to the Confederate gold, until now a mystery.""

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ISBN-13:
9781581825831
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.12(d)

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fascinating, and true, story. For all the books written of the Civil War, this one covers little known and new ground. It chronicles the final days of the Confederate government, its departure from Richmond with the Confederate treasury money and the relationship between James A. Semple and Julia Gardiner Tyler. This extremely well documented book traces the money and discovers the fate of these vast sums. The mysteries will keep you turning pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is marvelous in the history associated with these two characters. I hope someone picks it up as a screen play and I hope someone can get into more detail to follow that path to the gold. I'll be watching and waiting for the lucky find!