The search for two tons of gold carried by a Union Wagon that disappeared on its way to U.S. Mint in Philadelphia might finally be over after 155 years, writes Cleve R. Wootson Jr. for The Washington Post.
The train with the wagon left Wheeling before the Battle of Gettysburg and was last spotted in St. Marys. But while the wagons and the bodies of its guards were found, the gold was gone.
Now, it looks like the gold may have been found again. Dozens of FBI agents, state officials, and Finders Keepers members were seen at the site last week near St. Marys.
This is where the treasure hunting group says as much as $55 million in Union gold could be buried.
Finders Keepers said they located the missing gold six years ago using metal detectors, but then encountered a roadblock.
They uncovered where had soldiers camped, but since it is on state owned land, they could not dig without permission.
However, based on last Friday’s activities at the camp, something has changed and it looks like the 155-year search may finally be at an end.