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"richmond banks" Discussed on Parcast Presents

Parcast Presents

15:23 min | 6 months ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on Parcast Presents

"In order to save the ship from sinking. That treasure has remained at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Ever since a number of recent find seemed to help corroborate this story. The first confirmation is a deathbed confession made to the grandfather of one. Kevin Dykstra a treasure hunter featured in the history channel. Docu series the confession came from George Alexander. Abbott a housekeeper. Who In one thousand nine hundred twenty? One admitted to being one of the Union soldiers who stole the gold and smuggled it to Michigan. He stated that the gold was lost Lake Michigan. And it still there. The words of one man almost a hundred years ago might not seem like much to go on but as the story was passed down it started to generate interest in Lake Michigan as a potential site missing treasurer ultimately the documentary series doesn't end with the discovery of the long lost gold. If the Treasury really is down there it makes for a fantastic story. But there's a few notable discrepancies in this theory. The curse of the civil war gold claims that the treasure hidden at the bottom of Lake Michigan was approximately two million in gold. Bullion or bars. This would make the Lake Michigan treasure by far the largest amount of gold to be associated with the confederate treasure. That left Richmond the counts. We've read put the confederate gold at around five hundred thousand dollars plus the additional four hundred and fifty thousand in Richmond Bank funds. So for this theory to be true it would mean that the single amount stolen by the Michigan Union troops was worth double that of the entire rest of the total treasure. This account is further contradicted by numerous sources. St Jefferson Davis took only thirty five thousand dollars worth of gold for himself when he fled Georgia. Still Jefferson Davis was not a good person. It's certainly possible. He withheld a huge sum of treasure for himself before he abandoned his cabinet and his army to save his own life. As we've said there are enough discrepancies in this story to make any claim as to the real value of treasure dubious at best given that. There's not much else in terms of proof that the gold ever made it to Michigan. We have to say this theory warrants a little more skepticism. Still if we've learned anything from our look into the subject. It's that the treasure could be almost anywhere. But what if it's nowhere as in? What if the legend of this confederate gold has only grown so large? Because it's covering up the truth. The treasure was lost long ago. Coming up we'll cover that very idea in our next theory now. Back to the story in eighteen sixty five. A cache of confederate treasure was lost amidst the chaos at the end of the civil war. The location of the treasure has been theorized to be everywhere from buried in Georgia. To the bottom of lake. Michigan stories of missing treasure tend to stick with us. Because there's always a chance someone could still find it if it still exists. Our third and most anticlimactic theory is that there is no treasure what remained of the confederate. Treasury was quickly spent away in the weeks and months following the war and only legends and fictionalized accounts have kept the myth of the confederate gold alive for this long. The challenge of locating the treasure has always been wrapped up in the value of the treasure. That was taken from Richmond in eighteen. Sixty five the most thorough sources put the number at around five hundred thousand in gold and precious metals. Though there long has been speculation that the real value of the treasure was much higher. The union government actually helped perpetuate this rumor northern leaders likely hadn't realized how dire the financial situation of the confederacy was in eighteen. Sixty five as union forces began capturing more and more confederate strongholds. The Union leadership started to put the word out about the missing funds from the confederate treasury. The Union soldiers were not finding much gold when they captured fortresses and they didn't believe that was all there was. It seemed to them that the confederacy was hiding large sums of money. The real value of the confederate Treasury was likely on the smaller side. For All the reasons we've mentioned the confederacy had been hemorrhaging money in its efforts to raise an army strong enough to fight off the north if we accept that the confederate leadership really was only carrying five hundred thousand and personal assets when they fled. Richmond in April of eighteen. Sixty five it actually becomes a little simpler to figure out what happened right from the start. There's a recorded loss. We know that Jefferson Davis fled with his party and the treasurer on April second eighteen sixty five however on April sixth. A man named Walter. Phil made a tally of the treasure and came up nearly two hundred thousand dollars short. The reason for the discrepancy was due to fifty barrels of Mexican silver coins. Valued at four thousand dollars apiece. These barrels seemed to have vanished at some point between April. Second when the Treasury left Richmond and the April sixth tally. It's unknown why the barrels were separated from the rest of the treasure and speculation exists to this day that the silver is buried. Somewhere in Danville. Virginia where Phil Brooke made the tally. It's also possible that the silver was tallied in Richmond but never made it onto the initial train out of town. Historians generally agree that the silver was intended to pay the soldiers in general. Lee's army which at that time had been set to catch up with Davis and the rest of the confederate leaders. It could have been left behind in Danville for Lee to recover on his march. If so the silver would have likely been confiscated by union troops so already. The value of the confederate treasure is down from five hundred thousand to just over three hundred thousand in four days as the fall of the confederacy became more and more evident soldiers in the confederate army. Were left wondering what they were still fighting for to that end. It was vital that the confederate leadership keep their men paid to avoid mutiny on April. Seventh as the convoy passed through carrier. Mina there's a record of thirty nine thousand dollar payment to one General Johnson and his men. This battalion had not surrendered and would likely be needed to blockade any union forces pursuing Davis. It was not money. Well spent Johnson and his men surrendered just over two weeks later so now of that original some five hundred thousand Davis had less than three hundred thousand and we've only covered the major deductions the treasury. Money would have been called upon to pay for food and transportation for the entire group as it continued. Its journey south. It took nearly a month for the party to reach its destination Washington Georgia. They're the confederate leadership was faced with the growing problem of troop dissatisfaction. The men had been marching for weeks and too many of them. The writing was on the wall they knew would not be paid. If the remainder of the treasury money was captured by Union forces. John Breckenridge. The confederate secretary of war had no choice but to pay each of the men. Twenty six dollars for a total cost of over one hundred thousand dollars when Jefferson Davis fled. Washington he was reportedly given thirty five thousand in gold to both support himself. And if the chance came oversee a resurgent confederacy. By this point the confederacy had been dissolved and it was left to the cabinet to disperse the remainder of the treasure. After payments to some of the cabinet members and additional expenses the confederate treasure would have amounted to less than one hundred thousand dollars the rate at which the confederate treasury dwindled after. Jefferson Davis fled. Richmond is concerning and certainly raises. The possibility that the rest of the money was spent as well. The final piece of the story that confirms this particular Theory Concerns One. James a simple. According to one account Captain McKay Asia Clark was the last man to be made responsible for the confederate treasury before it was captured by the Union. Army IT WAS. Clark who oversaw the dispersal of what remained of the treasure when all the expenses were paid. Clark was left with a surplus of eighty six thousand dollars. He presented this to navy. Lieutenant James Simple Clark ordered simple to hide the money and smuggle at South to Savannah from their Clark had made arrangements for the goal to be shipped to England where it would be deposited in a bank account await the day that the confederacy would rise again. Simple was partnered with another officer. Edward Ball the two men didn't even make it halfway to Savannah in the city of Augusta. Just fifty miles from where they set off simple and tidball met up with another man William Howell. We don't know why but it was here. That simple chose to abandon the mission. Perhaps by then it was so clear that the confederacy had been defeated and would never is again. That simple and tidball didn't see the point in sending some perfectly useful gold off to rot in some English bank for Eternity tidball and how both used their cuts to start new lives for themselves and live out their days in comfort but samples actions warrant further investigation simple laid low for the next few months. He was definitely wanted by union authorities. Who By then knew he had made off with some of the treasury money. Additionally it was likely he was also being hunted by ex confederate bounty hunters after Clark learned that the money had never made it to England when simple showed up back on the radar in eighteen sixty six he had hatched a plan to potentially save the South simple aim to use his gold to push the United States into a war with Britain. He figured that the North would need the help of the southern states. In the event of such a war and thus the northern forces would be forced to concede some of the harsher conditions of reconstruction semple became involved with the Phoenicians a precursor to the Irish Republican Army. The Phoenicians aim to push the British out of Ireland and had set a basis in the United States where they could plan without fear of being captured. Simple knew that the British government was not happy that the American government was doing little to stop the Phoenix from scheming against them. The fact that the US had just concluded a civil war and was currently in the slow painful process of rebuilding itself as a nation. Didn't really register with the British simples. Plan was to use his gold to fund. The fenian movement's raising awareness across America and gaining followers if he could get enough Americans to support Irish liberation then perhaps eventually Britain would declare war on America. Then his master plan would go into effect. This plan didn't work. What a shock. Simple gave up on the FENIAN PLOT. After he had invested. Most of his gold he died in eighteen. Eighty three with little to his name. The simple story seems to confirm what became of the last of the confederate treasurer. Well as we stated. It's certainly possible that there was more treasure that left Richmond and that additional treasure did make its way to Michigan or Georgia or wherever it really seems most likely that the majority of the confederate Treasury was spent on efforts to keep the confederacy itself alive while we still can account for the one hundred eighty thousand dollars worth of Richmond Bank money stolen from union troops. It seems just as likely that the gold was quietly spent until there was nothing left. The final question then is that given all we know about what really became of the confederate treasure. Why is there still so much speculation that it's still out there? The obvious answer is the missing one hundred eighty thousand dollars that was stolen by robbers and never recovered. Furthermore there was so much gold being moved around in this time that it has always been impossible to state how much there was. Meaning no matter. How much is accounted for? There can always be more. The potential existence of the treasure carries with it a cultural importance. It's not controversial to state that many who lived in the southern United States following the civil war considered themselves to be a part of the confederate states of America even after the confederate states were retaken by the Union. The legend of the treasure shows cultural longing. A fantasy of some lost amount of gold. That might've been used to give rise to a new confederacy. Even as the civil war became a memory. The legend of the treasure persisted. This was enhanced by the Gold's prevalence in popular culture. It is appeared in comic books. Western films including the good the bad and the ugly and the Clive cussler novel Sahara which.

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"richmond banks" Discussed on Parcast Presents

Parcast Presents

11:27 min | 6 months ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on Parcast Presents

"Capital city of Richmond. Virginia all of these efforts to bolster the confederate states of America were futile as we said. The southern states had little chance against the more organized well supplied union army. This is where the confederacy was in eighteen. Sixty five outmanned poorly supplied and in possession of a rapidly dwindling supply of money as union forces scored victory after victory. Jefferson Davis WAS ATTENDING CHURCH ON APRIL. Second eighteen sixty five when he received word from General Robert E Lee. The message was simple. Richmond must be evacuated in the confederate government must flee if the nation was to survive the night. Davis ordered confederate troops to set Richmond. Ablaze said that the Advancing Union army would not be able to make use of any supplies. They found within the city then. He ordered the full contents of the treasury loaded onto train cars in preparation for departure. We should state here. That the exact amount and value of this treasure has long been disputed. Impossible to confirm since the treasure has yet to be found but the general account states that the bulk of the treasure consisted of gold silver and bullion valued at around five hundred thousand dollars. Additionally there were millions of dollars in confederate currency. Though as we've said it was generally useless. Finally the troops loaded up the seized assets from a number of Richmond's private banks which added another four hundred and fifty thousand dollars value. The treasure was split up a number of times during the journey and we can't account for every individual crater barrel that might have been misplaced by confederate soldiers. But we can track the journey of the bulk of the goal to appoint Jefferson's initial plan had been to flee south and use the funds from the treasurer to establish a new base to continue the war effort however the plan quickly unravelled. The convoy reached the end of the train. Line in Danville Virginia. The party was forced to carry what they could on horseback before. The treasure had been consolidated to a single train car but now it was being spread out among the numerous men horses and mules. Additionally the soldiers with Jefferson were growing restless. They hadn't been paid and as a union. Victory seemed more and more inevitable. They started to grumble about whether what they were doing was really worth it. The confederate leaders were forced to use part of the treasure to pay for their own military detail. Jefferson eventually split the treasure up the money. Taken from the Richmond banks was placed in a vault in the city. The rest of the Treasury money was assigned to confederate secretary of war John Breckenridge most of the confederate cabinet was captured in the city of Washington. Georgia in May of eighteen sixty five Davis was captured just days later. Union soldiers recovered the Richmond Bank money but the rest of the treasurer was missing. There are two main reasons that it's so difficult to track what happened to all of this treasure. The first is that the treasure was large but easily split up into small containers. The treasure dwindled and fractured moves south. And thus it became harder and harder to track where every single cent ended up the second more concrete. Reason is that there's not a lot of hard documentation from this particular period in early May of eighteen sixty five. The confederate cabinet burned most of their government documents which included treasury slips. The goal in doing this was to prevent union troops from finding out about the treasure. The Jefferson Davis had sent away. Unfortunately it also makes it hard for modern historians to find out what really happened to the mounds of gold. That for all we know could still be out there somewhere waiting to be discovered. We'll dive into the main theories as to what happened to the confederate gold. Right after this now back to the story in eighteen sixty five a large sum of gold and precious. Metals was sent south from Richmond Virginia in an effort to preserve the confederate states of America when the caravan was captured along with most of the confederate cabinet. A large chunk of the gold was missing. One thing to note about our first. Two theories is that they're not mutually exclusive. Since we know the treasure was likely split up among various parties. It's possible that what remains of the gold is in separate locations across the United States. Recall that the treasure which set out from Richmond Virginia was made of two distinct sums the approximately five hundred thousand dollars of gold silver and jewelry and an additional four hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold and silver coins seized from the private banks of Richmond. This may surprise you when most people discuss confederate gold. They're actually referring to the money from the Richmond banks. We'll discuss the fate of the actual confederate treasure soon. But our first theory contends that a large sum of the treasure was buried somewhere in Georgia by robbers who stole the gold from the Union Forces. That were returning north. Here's what we do now. As far as our first theory is concerned on May Fourth Eighteen Sixty Five Jefferson Davis signed the order that officially dissolved the confederate states of America. The next day union troops captured the city and the gold and silver from the Richmond. Banks are there was some debate among the union leaders as to what to do with the four hundred fifty thousand taken from the Richmond Banks. The owners of the banks had been complicit with the confederacy after all ultimately the decision was made that the money should be returned on. May Twenty four th eighteen sixty five a small contingent of union soldiers guiding five wagons loaded with bank assets departed Georgia for Richmond. If you've ever seen a western movie you can guess what happened next. The Caravan was hit in the middle of the night. Eight by a gang of robbers more likely than not had been informed of the treasure. The thieves made off with everything they could carry over two hundred ninety thousand dollars worth of treasure in all the remaining funds did make it to Richmond but the now ex confederate leaders there were in about to let some deserters make off like bandits. The money from the Richmond banks would prove useful to the southern reconstruction so General Edward Alexander put together a posse and went after the thieves when all was said and done. Dozens of men were dead and Alexander's outfit had recovered about one hundred and ten thousand dollars leaving one hundred eighty thousands still unaccounted for that money. Which would amount to over three million dollars today has never been found? American forces made efforts during the reconstruction to recover the stolen funds. But nothing ever came of them. What's most likely is that? The thieves spent the remainder of the stolen gold in such a way. That didn't draw attention. The southern United States was in bad shape following the civil war so it's entirely plausible. That the men just kept their heads down and spend a little bit at a time until the loot was all gone however cultural interests into gold has led to additional theories that while not exactly likely due. Warrants examination is the best example of this is the nineteen seventy five book. Snow White Sands by Martha Meisel Puckett. The book is a history of Georgia through the civil war and one of its most notable chapters concerns the missing confederate Gold Puckett points to the case of Sylvester Mumford. A wealthy Georgia merchant who allegedly was present at Jefferson Davis final cabinet meeting Mumford. A die hard confederate loyalist had been part of the plan to rob the Union Caravan and retake the Richmond Bank funds after recovering. The money Mumford. Put it to work. Georgia was a farming state and much of its fertile farmland had been destroyed by union forces during the war. Mumford use the stolen treasure to order vast amounts of corn seed from South America in order to help restart Georgia's farming economy when Mumford died. His daughter used her large inheritance to open an orphanage and provide scholarships for children in need much of the evidence of Mumford involvement in the story. Is that by all accounts. His own plantations had been destroyed during the war and few historians can account for his maintained wealth during and after the conflict. That said. There's not much here in terms of hard proof. Besides the notable coincidence Mumford could be the embodiment of the theory but the goal simply never left Georgia. And that's entirely possible. But according to our second theory the gold did make it out of the south to the northernmost reaches of the United States. Our second theory concerns. What is likely the most popular belief regarding the missing confederate gold? It states that a big part of the treasure was smuggled to Michigan. While crossing Lake Michigan into Canada a boxcar containing the treasure was dropped. Overboard and the gold is still at the bottom of the lake. The legend of the missing confederate gold has seen a resurgence of public interest. In recent years this is largely due to a documentary series that aired on the history channel in early two thousand eighteen it was titled. The curse of the civil war gold and it follows Mardi Laguna and his team search for confederate gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan. So how on Earth could confederate gold. Make It from Georgia to Michigan without anyone. Knowing about it we call that union troops were tasked with transporting the Richmond Bank funds. Back North to Richmond. According to this story there was more than one northern outfit tasked with transporting the captured money the documentary series states that this gold was taken from Jefferson when he was captured on May tenth eighteen. Sixty five as we've said it's hard to keep track of the differing amounts of money that the confederacy made off with while we have a general guess as to how much money made up the initial amount of treasure. It's entirely possible that the numbers were fabricated in order to hide some of the treasure or saying that in any theory it's nearly impossible to state. How much treasure there actually was or where it came from but this particular theory maintains that a group of union soldiers all from Michigan found a cache of confederate gold among Jefferson Davis's personal effects and conspired to smuggle north to keep for themselves. The men were attempting to move the gold. In a boxcar across Lake Michigan to smuggle into Canada. The weather was bad. The crew were forced to dump the boxcar overboard.

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"richmond banks" Discussed on WRVA

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01:43 min | 1 year ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on WRVA

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"richmond banks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

11:35 min | 1 year ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Karm, and you're on vacation Carmen, Adam Amin, only did you up. This is a bad idea of cap is already like elevating this much higher than it needs to be. Because as soon as I take this thing. It's going to be bad. This guy's the voice of ESPN, man. I mean. It's not a sport. All he does everything. This is what have we not worked together? No idea. Some synergy with you out doing. We've got to studio. It's a closest closest we've gotten any and you've done games with everybody. And yet somehow, someway, you and I. Got into a game with you either over over a long period of time, I figured I would have gotten a leg we would've cross paths somewhere. When you're ready to do a bunch of games. Like when I first started. You're still doing games like every week. I think at ESPN before you now. Now, it just takes over Chicago at VCU in Richmond Bank, and then come home and relax. We'll get to do game. It's going to happen. You guys start doing ten games? Yeah. Yeah. Take a cut. Gruden told the media at the coaches and owners meetings that Colt McCoy told him he drinks a gallon of raw milk every single day. Not pasteurized even save where do you get that? I don't know. Let me let me tell you about my unpasteurized milk guy. All right. Like, there's so many good guys guy. They're supposed to be super dangerous the gallon milk challenge in the like. Duty or that you're waddling around all day because you can't. For one. I'm just going to be honest. I let down. Morning. Every morning. I'm calling Bs. House COPA quite like only six feet tall district. A gallon. Where's that Herman? He's on a cruise. There's no way have died from this the gallon challenge. And like people have passed away by doing that. Again. Yes. Alex Smith, both broke their bags. Maybe that's why it's. Does that not speak speak? Very well. The health benefits of it. I'm calling total Bs. There's maybe he doesn't know what a gallon is. Maybe he. Not understand the conversion. It into your body on a daily basis away. That's weird. I. As a forty two year old grown male. I still enjoy every once in a while though. Rick is I'll make a I'll make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Butter and milk are fantastic. She was you're having the same seven-year-old. That's awesome. Growing growing kids growing. They don't even have milk. And look how weird I was about milk. This put it in perspective in the locker room and Notre Dame after practice people. Grab a Gatorade Sherry grab a gallon of milk. Chocolate milk. Chuck Chuck about became the invoke things gallon milk chocolate or regular middling. Al Horford is doing like spots. That's what you should. No. Maybe it's just post work. Maybe that's what he's chugging down. This raw milk doesn't. This is what the CDC has posted raw milk is milk from any animal that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. Rob milk could carry harmful bacteria and other germs that can make you very sick. Or even kill you. Foodborne foods. One of the riskiest things you can have the human body is not now built for that much milk in general, I guess let alone. I played for the Redskins whatever I'll take. Maybe somebody from Twitter. Double G said I grew up on a whole raw milk straight out of the bulk tank. My aunts dairy farm. Oh god. Maybe if it's a dairy farm where he knows that the cows are only. Justified. It's trying to wrap my head around. This does not seem like a healthy co I want pasteurized milk. I'm not. Listen, I'm not saying, I'm the I'm the healthiest person on the planet. Yes. Pasteurization the process came back. I miss this. Mind work. Why we aren't doing the game because. Herman and merkin who are both gone right now. But I'm not throwing him under the bus. He could play back forum when they get here. They all they do is bicker back and forth about who should be writing a game. I'm like guys who who else in seven days out passing it off to one another is gone. Nine. I'm thinking your job is to write that like one of you figure it out get it done do the game. Now, we're not gonna do it. I don't understand people. Love the game. I get asked on the street about the game. They love watching me and cap get embarrassed. Like, I just I don't understand. Why do I in their defense? We all like to see that. I feel like me and captures found. Our group was told shares Z that merkin was wearing yesterday is true. Somebody tweeted a picture of merkin cubs jersey. No was it was. Spring training. James harden? Sure. Deep connection. He's always had with with the beard really was the gray haired gentleman in the. Whereas like ninety pounds over there. Date by the way, when you're allowed when you're when you're just you're banned from. I don't think I was I think I was interning here. And I was walking to the station. And I bought I think it was an Fonsi Janos jersey a year and a half later. He's gone. And I'm like never never again a Waddle and I are doing a show down. And it's like seven o'clock at night. We just went on the air. And this guy's looking in the window. And I got it. Do that looks like Alphonse. And it was we sent our internal runs out. And he goes come on in the studio, and it was him. He came in. I'm like, dude. What are you doing here? I just signed my contract and I wanna buy hats for everybody hopes up waiting for. You sounds so unassuming. What what is we'd already? So really, what do you think? Soriano's doing now. Money for that response. Right. Yes. That's what he's doing. He's sitting in his money. It's like, I'm picturing Scrooge, mcduck diving. God bless him. His right. What do you think they're going to be to your Trubisky question? What do you think the ceiling was this on the air? Have you covered every quarterback to ever play this year? It's better than ever. Better than Alex Smith. Would you say yes or no so fourteen year career? So it's kinda home. I would say, I sure hope so. That's the one. We agreed. We always waited for a deep Alex Smith playoff run. And I always I would do two or three Alex chiefs games year. And I'd be like how are the chiefs knocking a goal at least to the conference championship game. I think they're gonna they had a running game. Smith never turn the ball over the fence. And then all of a sudden he never happened Dowell in the divisional game but the wildcard game or whatever. Yeah. What about this one the one that I capture out there? And I still say it's it's a win. If it is if he's Eli manning. Yes. I mean, that means you're winning at least the championship. Fan. A whole Famer. I love this because everybody values something else initially like what do you value? Most like when I hear the UI manning, and do you wanna lie meetings career, I hear two Super Bowls, and I go, well, if that's what Mitch Trubisky ceiling is then. Yeah. Of course, we're all in right? But you can't guarantee. You're you're asking this without him. I say. Begets. Those pushes him. And he's a fringe hall of fame guy without the Super Bowl. I still wouldn't take a fringe hall of Famer right now if you said Mitch is gonna be a French hall of Famer. And you also have to trust at the management around them is going to do, you know, do the things necessary personnel moves, let's put it this way. You gave you lie. Manning a great defense. One of one of the best defense in the NFL, and they got Super Bowls out of those year. So that's what you'd be asking. Mitch like just what the defense just have a pretty good offense as Alex Smith to though yet. Get a pretty good defense. Yeah. That's nice to be a win. I looked at his numbers. Matt Ryan is a hall of fame. He's gonna hold save numbers. It's insane. Great great TD to IT ratio. He's he's gonna end up top ten probably top fifteen in yards. I mean, he's he's never missed a game these durable. You I think in his second year. And that was it. Mitch's Mr. as many games already is better his career. Wow. And Matt rights played eleven. To to to to chase. Daniel season was was. Yes. It was the lions game. And it was the sixth Alex Ogle treehouse. I of the game. He threw two picks stole grocery didn't. He thank you did. He might have almost positive touchdown for to get our own ten. Okay. What do you think about the cubs saying, we're cutting now fast food on the plane booze on the plane and been listening to sediments podcast gonna say? Listrik Deasy approach. I thought they had a nutritionist. I think the cubs are doing everything that is the complete polar opposite of what Joe Madden really wants to do. That's what they're doing right now. I think the I don't know what I was saying I agree with you wholeheartedly. I most of the changes aren't a direct response to the way. Joe who is in a culture that he was making these decisions, I agree with you. I think this come from above. I think they've been pretty clear about that. Isn't the oh said that they met with mostly players to discuss all this. This came from over. The course it'll near the articles that have been in the last couple days. Jesse set a little bit of he thinks this is some Joe doing as well, I think a lot to say about it. I think a lot of it is they're going to start already to distance themselves throughout the course of the year. Because all of a sudden, there's no magicians there's no fan on the flight with what does that tell you? I think you guys are talking a little bit about this yesterday too is just what else can you do other than signing the biggest free agent or assigning another. What else can you do right now? That's gonna make you feel like all right? We're looking at what we're doing. Look at look at everything we're working on to try to get back to the playoffs and win ninety five games. And and get to the division series and get to the like what else can you really do the roster's intact. The pitching staffs and tack we've worked on this guy. Swing done Brian Brian's more vocal results back healthy, you can go the other way other than the actual baseball stuff. What can you do? So this this seems like let's grab it something and see if that can change our our minds can't work..

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"richmond banks" Discussed on GONE

GONE

13:17 min | 1 year ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on GONE

"Theory. Love is patient. Love is kind. But sometimes love is deadly some couples may appear happy, but things may be different behind closed doors every week par. Cast new podcast crimes of passion. Analyzes, the relationship, dynamics and psychology that lead to trail crimes and even murder. You can listen to the first episode on the deaths of Edwin and Wilma Hoyt right now and look for upcoming episodes on the Raina Bobbitt, Amy Fisher, and Joey buttafuoco and the boyfriend killer. Jodi, Arias listen to crimes of passion. And find out what happens when true love meets true crime, new episodes, come out every Wednesday search for and subscribe to crimes of passion. Wherever you listen to podcasts. Again, search crimes of passion or visit par cast dot com slash passion to listen now. Now back to the story in eighteen sixty five a cache of confederate treasure was lost. Amidst the chaos at the end of the civil war. The location of the treasure has been theorized to be everywhere from buried in Georgia to the bottom of Lake Michigan stories of missing treasure tend to stick with us because there's always a chance someone could still find it. If it still exists are third and most anticlimactic theory is that there is no treasure what remained of the confederate treasury with quickly spent away in the weeks and months following the war and only legends and fictionalized accounts. Have kept the myth of the confederate gold alive for this long. The challenge of locating. The treasure has always been wrapped up in the value of the treasure. That was taken from Richmond in eighteen sixty five the most thorough sources put the number at around five hundred thousand in gold and precious metals though, there long has been speculation. That the real value of the treasure was much higher. The union government actually helped perpetuate this rumor northern leaders likely hadn't realized how dire the financial situation of the confederacy was in eighteen sixty five as union forces began, capturing more and more confederate strongholds the union leadership. Started to put the word out about the missing funds from the confederate treasury the union soldiers were not finding much gold when they captured fortresses, and they didn't believe that was all there was it seemed to them that the confederacy was hiding large sums of money. The real value of the confederate treasury was likely on the smaller side for all the reasons we've mentioned the confederacy had been hemorrhaging money in its efforts to raise an army strong enough to fight off the north. If we accept that the confederate leadership really was only carrying five hundred thousand and personal assets. When they fled Richmond in April of eighteen sixty five. It actually becomes a little simpler to figure out what happened right from the start. There's a recorded loss. We know that Jefferson Davis fled with his party and the treasure on April. Second eighteen sixty five however on April sixth a man named Walter Philbrick made a tally of the treasure and came up nearly two hundred thousand dollars short the reason for the discrepancy was due to fifty barrels of Mexican silver coins? Valued at four thousand dollars a piece these barrels seemed to vanished at some point between April second when the treasury left Richmond and the April sixth tally. It's unknown. Why the barrels were separated from the rest of the treasure and speculation exists to this day that the silver is buried somewhere in danville Virginia where Philbrick made the tally. It's also possible that the silver was tallied in Richmond. But never made it onto the initial train out of town historians, generally agree that the silver. Was intended to pay the soldiers general Lee's army which at that time had been set to catch up with Davis and the rest of the confederate leaders. It could have been left behind in danville for Lee to recover on his March. If so the silver would have likely been confiscated by union troops, so already the value of the confederate treasure is down from five hundred thousand to just over three hundred thousand in four days. As the fall of the confederacy became more and more evident soldiers in the confederate army were left wondering what they were still fighting for to that end. It was vital that the confederate leadership keep their men paid to avoid a mutiny on April seventh as the convoy passed through North Carolina. There's a record of thirty nine thousand dollar payment to one general Johnson and his men. This battalion had not surrendered and would likely be needed to blockade any union forces pursuing Davis. It was not money. Well, spent Johnson and his men surrendered just over two weeks later. So now of that original some of five hundred thousand Davis had less than three hundred thousand and we've only covered the major deductions. The treasury money would have been called upon to pay for food and transportation for the entire group as it continued its journey south. It took nearly a month for the party. To reach its destination, Washington, Georgia. They're the confederate leadership was faced with the growing problem of troop disatisfaction, the men had been marching for weeks, and too many of them the writing was on the wall, they knew they would not be paid. If the remainder of the treasury money was captured by union forces John Breckenridge, the confederate secretary of war had no choice, but to pay each of the men twenty six dollars for a total cost of over one hundred thousand dollars when Jefferson Davis fled Washington. He was reportedly given thirty five thousand in gold to both support himself. And if the chance came oversee a resurgent confederacy by this point, the confederacy had been dissolved, and it was left to the cabinet to disperse the remainder of the treasure after payments to some of the cabinet members and additional expenses. The confederate treasure would have amounted to less than one hundred thousand dollars the rate at which the. Confederate treasury dwindled after Jefferson Davis fled Richmond is concerning and certainly raises the possibility that the rest of the money was spent as well. The final piece of the story that confirms this particular theory concerns one James a simple, according to one account, captain occasion, Clark was the last man to be made responsible for the confederate treasury before it was captured by the union army. It was Clark who oversaw the dispersal of what remained of the treasure. When all the expenses were paid Clark was left with a surplus of eighty six thousand dollars. He presented this to navy. Lieutenant James simple Clark ordered simple to hide the money and smuggle at south to savannah from their Clark had made arrangements for the goal to be shipped to England where it would be deposited in a Bank account and await the day that the confederacy would rise again, simple was partnered with another officer Edward Tidball. The two men didn't even make it halfway to savannah in the city of Augusta just fifty miles from where they said off simple and Tidball met up with another man, William Howell. We don't know why. But it was here that simple chose to abandon the mission. Perhaps by then it was so clear that the confederacy had been defeated and would never rise again that simple and Tidball didn't see the point in sending some perfectly useful gold off to in some English Bank for eternity Tidball in Howell. Both used their cats to start new lives for themselves and live out their days in comfort, but simples actions warrant further investigation, simple, laid low for the next few months. He was definitely wanted by union thirties who by then knew he had made off with some of the treasury money. Additionally, it was likely he was also being hunted by ex confederate bounty hunters after Clark learned that the money had never made it to England when. Simple showed up back on the radar in eighteen sixty six he had hatched a plan to potentially save. The south simple aim to use his gold to push the United States into a war with Britain. He figured that. The north would need the help of the southern states in the event of such a war. And thus the northern forces would be forced to concede. Some of the harsher conditions of reconstruction. Simple became involved with the Phoenicians a precursor to the Irish Republican Army. The Phoenicians aim to push the British out of Ireland and had set a basis in the United States where they could plan without fear of being captured simple knew that the British government was not happy that the American government was doing little to stop the Phoenix from scheming against them. The fact that the US had just concluded a civil war and was currently in the slow painful process of rebuilding itself as a nation didn't really register with the British. Simples plan was to use his gold to fund the Fenian movement's raising awareness across America, and gaining followers. If he could get enough Americans to support Irish liberation then perhaps eventually Britain would declare war on America. Then his master plan would go into effect. This plan didn't work what a shock simple gave up on the Fenian plot after he had invested most of his gold. He died in eighteen eighty three with little to his name. The simple stories seems to confirm what became of the last of the confederate treasure. Well, as we've stated it's certainly possible that there was more treasure that left Richmond. And that additional treasure did make its way to Michigan or Georgia, or wherever it really seems most likely that the majority of the confederate treasury was spent on efforts to keep the confederacy itself alive while we still can't account for the one hundred eighty thousand dollars worth of Richmond, Bank, money stolen, from union troops. It seems just as likely that the gold was quietly spent until there was nothing left the final question. Then is that given all we know about what really became of the confederate treasure. Why is there still so much speculation that it still out there? The obvious answer is the missing one hundred eighty thousand dollars that was stolen by robbers and never recovered. Furthermore, there was so much gold being moved around. In this time that it has always been impossible to state how much there was. Meaning no matter how much is accounted for. There can always be more the potential existence of the treasure carries with it a cultural importance. It's not controversial to state that many who lived in the southern United States following the civil war considered themselves to be a part of the confederate states of America. Even after the confederate states were retaken by the union. The legend of the treasure shows, a cultural longing a fantasy of some lost amount of gold that might have been used to give rise to a new confederacy. Even as the civil war became a memory, the legend of the treasure persisted. This was enhanced by the gold's prevalence in popular culture. It is appeared in comic books western films, including the good the bad and the ugly, and the Clive customer novel Sahara, which was adapted into a film of the same name. Name. Why such a cultural obsession, perhaps it has something to do with the promise of sudden riches, the reality of treasure hunting is that you rarely get to keep all of what you find most nations, including the United States have laws governing. What can and can't be kept by the finder? Even if you do find treasure the country of origin for that treasure can claim part or most of it as historical property, but confederate treasure is different. There is no confederate government in existence. And thus there is no one to lay claim to any confederate gold that might be found. It makes sense and the sheer number of questions about the treasures whereabouts. Ensure that people will still continue to search for it for some time. However, we believe that the third theory is the most valid the confederate treasury was already poultry when Jefferson Davis fled Richmond. It seems most likely that he space. Meant what he needed to just keep the confederate government alive, and what was left with squandered by James simple. It's not the most exciting conclusion. But then again, it's better than scouring the bottom of a leg for treasure. That simply isn't there? Thanks

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"richmond banks" Discussed on GONE

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10:05 min | 1 year ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on GONE

"Gun. Now back to the story. In eighteen sixty five a large sum of gold and precious metals with since south from Richmond Virginia in an effort to preserve the confederate states of America. When the caravan was captured along with most of the confederate cabinet a large chunk of the gold was missing one thing to note about our first two theories is that they're not mutually exclusive since we know the treasure was likely split up among various parties, it's possible that what remains of the gold is in separate locations across the United States recall that the treasure which set out from Richmond Virginia was made of two distinct sums the approximately five hundred thousand dollars of gold, silver and jewelry and an additional four hundred and fifty thousand dollars in gold and silver coins seized from the private banks of Richmond. This may surprise you when most people discuss confederate gold, they're actually referring to the money from the Richmond banks. We'll. Discuss the fate of the actual confederate treasure soon. But our first theory contends that a large sum of the treasure was buried somewhere in Georgia by robbers who stole the gold from the union forces that were returning north. Here's what we do. Now. As far as our first theory is concerned on may fourth eighteen sixty five Jefferson Davis signed the order that officially dissolved the confederate states of America. The next day union troops captured the city and the gold and silver from the Richmond banks. There was some debate. Among the union leaders as to what to do with the four hundred fifty thousand taken from the Richmond banks, the owners of the banks had been complicit with the confederacy. After all ultimately, the decision was made that the money should be returned on may twenty four th eighteen sixty five a small contingent of union soldiers guiding five wagons loaded with Bank assets departed Georgia for. Richmond. If you've ever seen a western movie, you can guess what happened next. The caravan was hit in the middle of the night by gang of robbers more likely than not had been informed of the treasure. The thieves made off with everything they could carry over two hundred ninety thousand dollars worth of treasure in all the remaining funds did make it to Richmond. But the now ex confederate leaders there were in about to let some deserters make off like bandits the money from the Richmond banks would prove useful to the southern reconstruction. So general Edward Alexander put together a posse and went after the thieves when all is said and done dozens of men were dead and Alexander's outfit had recovered about one hundred and ten thousand dollars leaving one hundred eighty thousands still unaccounted for that money, which would amount to over three million dollars. Today has never been found American forces made efforts during the reconstruction to recover the stolen fund. Ends. But nothing ever came of them. What's most likely is that the thieves spent the remainder of the stolen gold in such a way that didn't draw attention? The southern United States was in bad shape, following the civil war. So it's entirely plausible that the men just kept their heads down and spend a little bit at a time until the loot was all gone, however, cultural interest in the gold has led to additional theories that while not exactly likely do warrant examination. The best example of this is the nineteen seventy five book Snow White sands by Martha Meisel Puckett. The book is a history of Georgia through the civil war and one of its most notable chapters concerns, the missing confederate gold Puckett points to the case of so Vassar Mumford a wealthy Georgia merchant who allegedly was present at Jefferson Davis final cabinet meeting Mumford. A diehard confederate loyalist had been part of the plan to rob the union caravan. On and retake the Richmond Bank funds after recovering the money. Mumford. Put it to work Georgia was a farming state and much of its fertile farmland had been destroyed by union forces during the war, Mumford used the stolen treasure to order vast amounts of corn seed from South America in order to help restart. Georgia's farming economy. When Mumford died his daughter used her large inheritance to open an orphanage and provide scholarships for children in need much of the evidence of Mumford involvement in the story is that by all accounts, his own plantations had been destroyed during the war and few historians can account for his maintained wealth during and after the conflict that said there's not much here in terms of hard proof. Besides the notable coincidence. Mumford could be the embodiment of the theory that the gold simply never left Georgia, and that's in tireless possible. But according to our second theory, the gold did make it out of the south to the northernmost reaches of the United States. Our second theory concerns, what is likely the most popular belief regarding the missing confederate gold, it states that a big part of the treasure was smuggled to Michigan while crossing Lake Michigan into Canada a boxcar containing the treasure was dropped overboard. And the gold is still at the bottom of the lake. The legend of the missing confederate gold has seen a resurgence of public interest in recent years, this is largely due to a documentary series that aired on the history channel in early two thousand eighteen it was titled the curse of the civil war gold, and it follows mardi la- Geena and his team search for confederate gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan. So how on earth could confederate gold make it from Georgia to Michigan? Without anyone knowing about it recall that union troops were tasked with transporting the Richmond Bank funds back north to Richmond. According to this story. There was more than one northern outfit tasked with transport. Eating the captured money the documentary series states that this gold was taken from Jefferson Davis when he was captured on may tenth eighteen sixty five as we've said, it's hard to keep track of the differing amounts of money that the confederacy made off with while we have a general guesses to how much money made up the initial amount of the treasure it's entirely possible that the numbers were fabricated in order to hide some of the treasure or seeing that in any theory. It's nearly impossible to state how much treasure there actually was or where it came from. But this particular theory maintains that a group of union soldiers all from Michigan found a cache of confederate gold among Jefferson, Davis's, personal effects and conspired to smuggle at north to keep for themselves. The men were attempting to move the gold in a bucks car across Lake Michigan to smuggle into Canada. The weather was bad. The crew were forced to dump the boxcar overboard in order to save the ship from sinking. That treasure has remained at the bottom of Lake Michigan ever since a number of recent finds seemed to help corroborate this story. The first confirmation is a deathbed confession made to the grandfather of one. Kevin Dykstra treasure hunter featured in the history channel docu series. The confession came from George Alexander, Abbott. A lighthouse keeper who in nineteen twenty one admitted to being one of the union soldiers who stole the gold and smuggled it to Michigan. He stated that the gold was lost and Lake Michigan. And then it's still there the words of one man almost a hundred years ago might not seem like much to go on. But as the story was passed down. It started to generate interest in Lake Michigan as a potential site of missing treasure. Ultimately the documentary series doesn't end with the discovery of the long lost gold. If the treasure really is down there it makes for a fantastic story. But there's a few notable discrepancies in this theory, the curse of the civil war. Gold claims that the treasure hidden at the bottom of Lake Michigan was approximately two million in gold, bullion or bars. This would make the Lake Michigan treasure by far the largest amount of gold to be associated with the confederate treasure that left Richmond. The counts we've read put the confederate gold at around five hundred thousand dollars plus the additional four hundred and fifty thousand in Richmond, Bank funds. So for this theory to be true. It would mean that the single amount stolen by the Michigan union troops was worth double that of the entire rest of the total treasure. This account is further contradicted by numerous sources that state Jefferson. Davis took only thirty five thousand dollars worth of gold. For himself when he fled Georgia, still Jefferson. Davis was not a good person. It's certainly possible. He withheld a huge sum of treasure for himself before he abandoned his cabinet and his army to save his own life. As we've said there are enough discrepancies in this story to make any claim as to the real value of the treasure dubious at best given that there's not much else in terms of proof that the gold ever made it to Michigan. We have to say this theory warrants. A little more skepticism still if we've learned anything from our look into the subject, it's that the treasure could be almost anywhere. But what if it's nowhere as in? What if the legend of this confederate gold has only grown so large because it's covering up the truth? The treasure was lost long ago. Coming up we'll cover that very idea in our next theory.

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12:18 min | 1 year ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on GONE

"Where the treasure ended up as is the case with most missing treasure, their dozens of reported locations with the gold is suspected to have been hidden for this episode. We're looking at the possibilities that are most supported by historical facts. The first theory is that the bulk of the treasure was stolen by outlaws most likely deserters from the confederate army who buried the gold somewhere in the southern United States. The second theory is that the gold was actually stolen by union troops who are tasked with transporting it back to Washington DC. Instead the soldiers smuggled the gold north all the way to Lake Michigan where it sunk and still remains to this day. Our third theory is that there is no hidden treasure. The legend grew out of rumors and hearsay surrounding the end of the confederacy. And that story has persisted to this day. Thanks to conspiracy theories and sensationalism given the hindsight of history. It can be easy to forget. How complicated the civil war. Actually was it's not a stretch to say that the confederate states of America were doomed from the start. It's probably a good thing that seceding from the United States to form a separate nation is pretty hard to do even after the southern states ceded, the remaining United States where military and economic force to be reckoned with there were a number of issues that led to the civil war, including economics states rights against the federal government and the enmity between the northern and southern states just to name a few. But the single main cause of the war was slavery. There were only thirty three ratified states in eighteen sixty as the United States spread across the western frontier. The US congress ran into a problem abolitionist them the movement to abolish slavery had been present in America since the country was founded in seventeen seventy six. For the entirety of the country's history. The southern states had affectively banded together. In congress to vote down any movement to end slavery on a national level. But the southern leaders couldn't stop individual states from ending slavery within their own borders. Every new state that entered the union got to choose whether it would be a Free State or a slave state by the eighteen forties. There was a chance that the anti-slavery. Congressman might outnumber the pro slavery ones if that happened the south might not have been able to stop a national abolition of slavery. The south responded by forcing protection measures, including legislation which stated that for every Free State admitted to the union, a corresponding slave state must also be admitted. So that the balance was maintained, but by eighteen sixty compromise between the two sides seemed like an impossible dream with the eighteen six. The election. It was becoming painfully clear that the issue of slavery. It was not going to go away peacefully, although ABRAHAM LINCOLN did not seek to abolish slavery in the south as part of his political platform. He did want to restrict it spread to new states, and the southern leadership made it clear that they would vote to secede. If Lincoln was elected the question of succession was complicated at face value. A single state breaking free of the United States was illegal and unconstitutional. However, considering that the original thirteen colonies broke free from Britain to rebel against an oppressive regime. The southern states felt that they were just honoring history Lincoln was elected and the southern states led by South Carolina voted to succeed beginning in December of eighteen sixty by March of eighteen sixty one South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas. And Alabama officially formed the confederate states of America. The war officially began with the battle of fort Sumter on April twelfth eighteen sixty one the first of many vital tasks for the nation was to establish leadership shortly after the formation of the confederacy former Mississippi Senator Jefferson Davis was elected as the country's first president. He would also be the nation's only president Davis was a popular choice in eighteen sixty one because of this pro slavery politics and his stance on states rights. However, his appointment would ultimately do more harm than good. His blunders, particularly in the matters of military and economic decisions would contribute to the confederacies downfall. That isn't to say that the rogue nations quick demise was entirely Davis's fault. The reality is that there was no realistic chance. The confederacy would win the war in. Head on military battle war is expensive and complicated. Especially when you're also trying to establish a new country, the confederacies simply lack the necessary manpower leadership and finances to combat the more organized union forces. Before the confederacy was even one year old Davis was forced to declare martial law and enforce a draft of all able bodied men to fight in the war, though, the confederacy boasted some of the more accomplished military officers in the United States at the time. It was lacking for infantrymen the confederate government was no more organized given that the rogue nation was formed in large part because state leaders didn't want to submit to a federal government. Davis had trouble commanding his own cabinet. This is significant mostly because it meant that the confederacy never got its finances into decent shape. Previously. The southern states had largely relied on farming and the production of raw resources like cotton as a benchmark of their economy. These resources had to be sent north where the factories were in order to be turned into useful materials since the south was now at war with the north. They no longer had access to the industrial facilities that. Were required to produce weapons and war supplies from the outset. The confederacy was outgunned. Additionally, they had few options for trading. Most nations didn't recognize the legitimacy of the confederacy. And thus the newly established confederate currency was useless almost everywhere as such the confederacy did everything it could to consolidate more universal currency such as gold and silver in the later years of the war, the confederate government even confiscated jewelry and other valuables in order to combat it's growing financial crisis. This was all held in the confederate capital city of Richmond. Virginia all of these efforts to bolster the confederate states of America were futile as we said, the southern states had little chance against the more organized. Well supplied union army. This is where the confederacy was in eighteen sixty five outmanned poorly supplied and in possess. Session of a rapidly dwindling supply of money as union forces scored victory after victory Jefferson. Davis was attending church on April second eighteen sixty five when he received word from general, Robert E Lee, the message was simple Richmond must be evacuated and the confederate government must flee. If the nation was to survive the night Davis ordered confederate troops to set. Richmond ablaze said that the advancing union army would not the able to make use of any supplies. They found within the city, then he ordered the full contents of the treasury loaded onto train cars in preparation for departure. We should state here that the exact amount and value of this treasure has long been disputed naturally. It's impossible to confirm since the treasure has yet to be found, but the general account states that the bulk of the treasure consisted of gold, silver and bullion valued at around. Around five hundred thousand dollars. Additionally, there were millions of dollars in confederate currency, though, as we've said, it was generally useless. Finally, the troops loaded up the seized assets from a number of Richmond's private banks, which added another four hundred and fifty thousand dollars value. The treasure was split up a number of times during the journey, and we can't account for every individual crater barrel that might have been misplaced by confederate soldiers, but we can track the journey of the bulk of the goal to appoint Jefferson's initial plan had been to flee south and use the funds from the treasure to establish a new base to continue the war effort. However, the plan quickly unravelled the convoy reached the end of the train line in danville Virginia, and the party was forced to carry what they could on horseback before the treasure had been consolidated to a single train car. But now it was being spread out among. The numerous men, horses and mules. Additionally, the soldiers with Jefferson were growing restless, they hadn't been paid. And as a union victory seemed more and more inevitable. They started to grumble about whether what they were doing was really worth it. The confederate leaders were forced to use part of the treasure to pay for their own military detail, Jefferson, eventually split the treasure up the money taken from the Richmond banks was placed in a vault in the city. The rest of the treasury money was assigned to confederate secretary of war. John breckenridge. Most of the confederate cabinet was captured in the city of Washington Georgia in may of eighteen sixty five Davis was captured just days later union. Soldiers recovered, the Richmond Bank money, but the rest of the treasure was missing. There are two main reasons that it's so difficult to track. What happened all of this treasure? The first is that the treasure was large but easily split up into small. Containers. The treasure dwindled and fractured as it moves south, and thus it became harder and harder to track where every single cent ended up the second. More concrete reason is that there's not a lot of hard documentation from this particular period in early may of eighteen sixty five the confederate cabinet burned. Most of their government documents which included treasury slips the goal in doing. This was to prevent union troops from finding out about the treasure that Jefferson Davis had sent away. Unfortunately, it also makes it hard for modern historians to find out what really happened to the mounds of gold that for all we know could still be out there somewhere waiting to be discovered. 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06:48 min | 2 years ago

"richmond banks" Discussed on WRVA

"Accusation from back what thirty five years thirty six years ago. We're actually debating or discussing behavior at a high school house party thirty six years later, I guess I should start by saying with your experience in the arena of sexual harassment the metoo environment. Do you think this is legit to have this this conversation as it relates to the supreme court nominee? Well, I do think that this woman something happened. It's obviously impacted her life in some way, and her life experience certainly deserves to be respected and not demonized does this have anything to do with whether or not this guy could be a supreme court Justice, in my opinion. The answer is no. And the reason for that is because this is thirty six years of exemplary experience. There is no evidence that he's engaged in any of this behavior in thirty six years, and this is high school at some point the pendulum tonight opinion has swung too far. And certainly at the time she told nobody she doesn't know when it happened. She doesn't know where it happened. It is so vague to make such a big fat allegation. And I'm so frustrated by hearing completions to he attempted to rape this woman, or he did rape this woman or comparing him to les Moonves says or Harvey Weinstein or Bill O'Reilly. I mean, this is not the same thing. And I. For for folks. Who were you know, maybe I don't I don't want to say people are blinded by the politics of it. But let's articulate exactly why you would say this allegation from other than the time difference. Why this is different? First of all the fact that you said, we're gonna talk politics immediately shows how we've taken this too far the second politicize and weaponize women's sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the workplace. It is not a political issue. It is a real issue that women face in the workplace. This however is high school and frankly head she at the time told the police he was arrested the crime would have would have not been prosecuted he would've not been convicted. If all that had happened back, then likely those records would have been sealed he would not mean, he's a juvenile at the time. So I know when I've handled Federal Way it's worked for a federal institution. You can't ever have been convicted of certain crimes when we dealt with juvenile crime. Those were sealed those we're not even relevant to whether or not you could work in the workplace. So to me when we started when we talk about highschool allegations that at the time, we're not even prosecutor told anybody the pendulum has swung too far. Does that make him qualified to do his job? I don't think I think given it's been thirty six years. It would be relevant. If somebody today said in the workplace, he did this exact same thing to me at a drunken party and fifteen years ago, he did this to this other person. And now the supports a theory that maybe the current issue is likely because all this stuff happened in the past. That's not what we have here. It's one incident thirty six years ago in highschool at a house party where the allegations are as zag if they could possibly be I do think it's been political politicized. And I it bothers me deeply because sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace Israel and deserves to be addressed. I just don't feel like this is that. So we're gonna have a hearing apparently on Monday where this professor will have an opportunity to share her story and judge Cavanaugh we'll have a chance to rebut it or repeat the fa-, the repeat. His assertion that he did not do any of this. I think we should have that hearing. I mean is that is that dignifying something that or giving credence and visibility to something that is going to be negative for women who legitimately have a contemporary complaint against co workers and employers, if these senators feel that that's relevant to whether or not this person is qualified and she is willing to voluntarily come in. And tell her story then he deserves to tell that story if that's what they ask for and she's willing to do it. I would do it bother me. If they subpoenaed her and made her come in here and tell her story, and she deserves to be respected. Her story is her story. I just dispute that her story is relevant to the current question of whether this person should be as prim court Justice because frankly, when she told her therapist in two thousand twelve it's not like they said, oh, well, he should be on the court of appeals, which is actually quite a pretty big deal to be on the quarterback. Feels. So we're completing these things, and I just the pendulum frankly has gone too far. And I do think that is going to hurt the importance of sexual harassment and a radical from the workplace. Well, I'm I'm interested to hear you say that because my personal reaction is I've watched this other than the pop of the the politics of it is that if it makes people roll their eyes and. Develop the idea that this is ridiculous than the next person. Who really in a contemporary sense has a complaint winds up being dismissed potentially. And I think that would be really a sad outcome from this entire debacle. Well, you don't want somebody to roll their eyes ever about anything. But let's be honest. A lot of a lot of men will hear about this. I don't know how women will react. But men that I know I'm forty seven years old about to be forty eight. And when you start talking about high school stuff, especially that wasn't dealt with at that time in a you know, when it occurred, I think a lot of people got what are we really going to go relitigate? Old boyfriend girlfriend situations in high school, and it it has the potential to damage how seriously people take a contemporary complaint. I think I agree. And I'm very worried about that. And it just so frustrated me at the time she told no potty. So and nobody for people say, well, she repressed it. But at the time, you're not repressing it at the time. You're like, oh my gosh. Just gets what happened to me. I just find it to be very big. I don't even know if it was him in her memory her memory is so big. But part that issue whether she can validate the situation, even if what she says is true. The question is is that relevant to thirty six years of exemplary experience today, and does he not deserve some due process here, and he's going to get that due process? Let's not forget them. Yeah. Hey, karen. Deserves fairness we all we always appreciate your perspective on these issues. And thank you. Karen, Michael from Karen, Michael consulting here in Richmond, banks. Thank. The.

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