The mystery of the missing Confederate treasure and its possible location in Danville has once again surfaced.
This time two historical researchers and authors, Jerry White and Wes Millett, have partnered to write “The Rebel and the Rose,” an account of the events at the end of the Civil War that includes the flight of the Confederate government from Richmond and the activities of a Confederate paymaster, James Semple, and his relationship with Julia Gardiner Tyler, the widow of President John Tyler.
The book, which is non-fiction but reads like riveting fiction, traces the missing Confederate treasure and concludes that at least some of it still lies buried in . . .
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