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Westwego Civil War Treasure

In 1886, a New Orleans news article announced the arrest of Dr. George J. Adams.....

" Dr. George J. Adams of Massachusetts was arrested here today charged with embezzlement by a number of persons whom he defrauded out of money to search for a hidden treasure.  Adams claims to have been a practicing physician in Massachusetts when the war broke out.  He shouldered a musket and joined company A, 17th Massachusetts volunteers.  A portion of the command came with Butler to New Orleans.  In a foraging exposition three soldiers of the regiment entered a dwelling on the Magnolia plantation, twenty miles above New Orleans on the right bank of the river, and carried off some $30,000 in gold and silver, $1800 of it in silver half dollars, $1000 in dollars and the remainder in gold."

The value today would be in the $3-5 million dollar range. The story continues...

"But being afraid to enter the city with so much money, on reaching a pecan grove about half a mile from the locks at the canal opposite Greenville, they selected a tree prominent for its size and some peculiarities about its appearance which made it conspicuous.  At the foot of this they buried the money  and then took bearings, one of the party being a civil engineer .  Each of the three men were furnished with a copy of this and the marauders returned to New Orleans intending to return after the war and recover the money.  His two companions were killed and Adams desperately wounded soon after.  Adams was taken to a northern hospital and left it paralyzed and helpless.  When he recovered the use of his limbs, only a month ago,  he returned to New Orleans and at once began to search for his treasure. "

The subsequent investigation results included in this now published paper reveals the truth behind the story, and attempts to exact a location area.

Investigation and Plausibilty Regarding the Westwego Civil War Hidden Treasure
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