There are no lack of stories and legends of buried treasure, but there is one that is starting to look like there's some truth to it. There is evidence mounting that there is a fortune in stolen Civil War gold that's buried somewhere in the Midwest.
The Palmyra Massacre is an incident that took place 150 years ago today in Palmyra, Missouri. On October 18, 1862, during the Civil War, ten Confederate prisoners of war were executed in reprisal for the abduction of a local Union supporter, Andrew Allsman.
(PALMYRA)--Today marks the anniversary of a Civil War tragedy in Northeast Missouri.
Ten Confederate prisoners were executed in Palmyra in reprisal for the abduction of a Union supporter named Andrew Allsman. The event drew nationwide attention and historians say it may have been discussed at one of President Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet meetings...