Lost Civil War Army Pay Chest

By Andy Silva
From page 9 of the January, 2011 issue of Treasure Cache
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Lead In: Two Union soldiers buried an army payroll during the confused fighting of the Second Battle of Winchester. The Treasure: $182,000 in gold coins, as well as government documents and a lone gold watch. How to Find It: The payroll chest was buried on the Glass Farm west of Winchester. Searching out old county ands township records/maps during the 1860-1940 period will locate the Glass Farm.  Sources:Kennedy, Frances H. "The Civil War Battlefield Guide," Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998O’Connell, Doug. "182,000 Yankee Payroll Reported Buried West of Winchester, Va.," The Bee, July 12, 1962, page 18. Danville, Virginia. Sometime after the U.S.
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