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SC Lowcountry Civil War Show Grows Under American Digger Banner

SC Lowcountry Civil War Show Grows Under American Digger Banner




January 7-8, 2017:

The second annual American Digger Lowcountry Civil War & Artifact Show & Sell will be held Jan 7-8, 2017 at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Last year’s show, the first ever under the American Digger banner, was a great success and is expected to be even bigger this year.

With 200+ tables and 150+ vendors, special effort is being made by the promoters to increase public traffic. This translates into even more chances to buy and sell artifacts, or just to admire the finds and displays. It is also the first big show of the year, an appropriate start to the 2017 Civil War circuit. As last year, there will be numerous awards and door prizes for both vendors and the public.


The show venue, Mt. Pleasant, is just across the bridge from historic Charleston, so fine dining, entertainment, museums, and more are only minutes away. Bring the whole family, there is something for everyone here!

Living historians are also expected, and we hope to have a return this year of Gen. Robert E. Lee (David Chaltas)!

This is the second year that American Digger has sponsored the show, but the actual Lowcountry Civil War Show is in its 26th year. Always a popular event, it previously had been under the leadership of Mike Kent Productions. Due to date conflict with his gun shows, Mike passed the event on to American Digger Magazine in 2015.


Expected at this year’s show are (of course) Civil War relics, weapons, and artwork, along with other eras from ancient times up to WWII. Seminars will also be included in the admission price ($10) for those wishing to learn more about metal detecting and collecting.

As of this writing, there are still vendor and display tables available. Call 770-362-8671 or email to reserve yours!

Jan 7-8, 2017

American Digger Lowcountry Civil War & Artifact Show

Omar Shrine Temple

176 Patriots Point Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

One day admission: $10/ adults; children under 12 free.

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Gold in South Carolina…always look where they found it before…they never got it all…

Gold mines by county in South Carolina….



Calais and Douglas Mine
Civil War Mine
Cook Prospect
Cook Prospect
Jones Mine
Jones Mine
Lyon Prospect
Lyons Mine

Henderson Prospect

Allison Mine
Austin Placer
Bar Kat Mine
Bar Kat Mine
Bolin Mine
Bolin Mine
Chris Hill Mine & Mill
Dixon Mine
Dixon Mine
Eustis Mine
Eustis Mine
Flint Hill Mine
Flint Hill Mine
Goudelock Mine
Hammet Mine
Headwater Cole Creek Monazite Placer
Headwater Irene Creek Monazite Placer
Lockhart Mine
Lockhart Mine
Love Prospect
Love Springs Mine
Love Springs Mine
Northern Trib Cherokee Creek Monazite Placer
Northern Trib Ross Creek Monazite Placer
Nott Hill Mine
Nott Mine
Nott Mine
Nuckols and Norris Mines
Old Austin Placer
Sarratt Creek Monazite Placer
Schlegemich Mine
Silver Mine Ridge Gold Mine
Southern Mine
Southern Mine
Southern Trib Cherokee Creek Monazite Placer
Sucky Lockart Mine
Thicketty Creek Monazite Placer Eastern Tributary
Upper Cole Creek Monazite Placer
Wallace Gold Mine
Wallace Mine
Welchels Deposit
Wyatt Mine
Wyatt Mine

Brewer Gold Mine
Brewer Mine
Edgeworth and Brewer Mine
Edgeworth and Brewer Mine
Edgeworth-Brewer Mine
Gregory Mine
Hendrix Mine
Hendrix Prospect
Hinson Prospect
Kirkley Mine
Kirkley Mine
Leach Mine
Leach Mine
Oro Mine
Peay Mine
Placer Mine

Brewer Gold Mine
Brewer Mine
Edgeworth and Brewer Mine
Edgeworth and Brewer Mine
Edgeworth-Brewer Mine
Gregory Mine
Hendrix Mine
Hendrix Prospect
Hinson Prospect
Kirkley Mine
Kirkley Mine
Leach Mine
Leach Mine
Oro Mine
Placer Mine

Faulkner Mountain Prospect
Landrum Mine
Landrum and Quattlebaum Mine Southern Mine
Long Cane Road Prospect
Quattlebaum Mine

Belton Prospect
Jaynes Prospect
Lloyd Prospect
Pp2k Or I-77 Prospect
Ridgeway Mine
Ridgeway Mine

Briggs Prospect
Briggs Prospect
Cureton Mine
Cureton Mine
Desota Prospect
Desoto Prospect
Fountain Inn Prospect
Mcbee Placer
Mcbee Placer
Westmoreland Mine
Westmoreland Mine
Wild Cat Mine
Wild Cat Mine

Bradley Mine
Bradley Mine
Bradley Prospect
Young Mine

Julian Moore Mine
Lamar Mine
Lamar Mine
Sarh Emmanual Prospect
Watson Mine

Belk Mine
Belk Mine
Blackmon Mine
Blackmon Mine
Brassington Mine
Brothers Belk
Clyburn Mines
Cureton Mine
Funderbunk Mine
Funderburk Mine
Funderburk Mine
Gay Mine
Gold Hill
Gold Hill Mine
Hagin Mine
Hagin Mine
Haile Mine
Haile Mine
Ingram Mine
Ingram Mine
Izell Mine
Izell Or Ezell
Johnson Mine
Johnson Mine
Johnson Mine
Joseph Clark Estate Mine
Knight Prospect
Knights Prospect
Massey Mine
Phiffer Prospect
Redding Placer
Redding Placer
Stevens Mine
Stevens Mine
Stroud Prospect
Stroud Prospect

Mt. Olive Prospect
Raeburn Creek Prospect
Raeburn Creek Prospect

Barite Hill
Barite Hill
Butler Prospect
Butler Prospect
Dorn Mine
Dorn Mine
Jennings Mine
Jennings Prospect
Link Mine
Link MineSmith
Neill Mine
Neill Mine
Searl’s Mine Or Searles Mine
Searles Prospect
Self Mine
Self Mine

Lester Prospect

Cochran Mine
Cochran Placer
Cox Prospect
Cox Prospect
Henckel Mine
Henckel Mine
Jesse Lay Mine
Jesse Lay Mine
Kuhtman Mine
Kuhtman Mine
Pickens Prospect
Pickens Prospect
Sitton Prospect
Sitton Prospect
Sloan Placer
Sloan Prospect
Whitewater-Toxaway Placer

Calhoun Placer
Calhoun Placer

Cedar Creek Mine

Culbreath Mine
Culbreath Mine
Mountain Creek Prospect
Yarborough Mine
Yarborough Mine

Hammet Grove Mine
Hammet Mine, Crocker Mine
Wolf & Tyger Placer
Wolf and Tyger Placer

Bogan Mine
Mud Mine
Mud Mine
Nott Mine
Nott Mine
Ophir Mine
Ophir Mine
West Mine
West Mine
West MineBogan Ophir

Allison Prospect
Allison Prospect
Almathea Mine
Arrowwood Mine
Arrowwood Mine
Barnett Mine
Barnett Mine
Barnett Mine
Boheler Prospect
Boheler Prospect
Bolin Prospect
Bradley Place Mine
Brown Mine
Brown Mine
Cal Parker Prospect
Campbell Mine
Carroll and Ross Mine
Carroll and Ross Mine
Cassady Mine
Cassady Mine
Castles Prospect
Castles Prospect
Clawson Mine Or Sutton Mine
Darwin Mine
Dickey Mine
Dorothy Mine
Ellis Mine
Faulkner Mine
Faulkner Mine
Ferguson Mine
Ferguson Mine
Hardin Mine
Hardin Mine
Hatley Mine
Horn Mine
Horn Mine
Hull Prospect
Hull Prospect and Placer
Jingles Mine
Jingles Mine
La Peire Prospect
La Peire Prospect
Leach Mine
Little Wilson Mine
Little Wilson Mine
Little Wison Mine
Logan Mine
Logan Mine
Love Mine-#1
Love Mine-#2
Love No. 1 Prospect
Love No. 2 Mine
Magnolia Mine
Martin Mine
Martin Mine
Mary Mine
Mccarter Mine
Mccarter Mine
Mccaw Mine
Mccaw Mine
Mcgill Mine
Mcgill Mine
Mercer Mine
Parker No. 2 Mine
Patterson Mine
Patterson Mine
Quinn Mine
Quinn Mine
Ramsay Mine
Schlegelmilch Mine
Schlegemich Mine
Scoggins Mine
Scoggins Prospect
Smith Mine
Smith Mine
Tate Mine
Thunderhead Prospect
Wallace Mine
Wallace Mine
Wallace Prospect
Wheat Mine
Wheat Mine
Whisenant Prospect
Wilson Au-CuLittle Wilson Mines
Wilson Mine
Wilson Mine Or Big Wilson Mine
Wright Mine
Wright Mine
Wylie Mine

York, Cherokee
Schlegemich Mine

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Ghost Towns…South Carolina…Anderson, Abbeville, Greenville Counties


1…White…Northeast corner of county, 7 miles North of Piedmont
2…Blaine..7 1/2 miles Northwest of Piedmont
3…Equaility…7 miles Northeast of Pendleton
4…Majors…4 miles Northeast of Pendleton
NOTE:…Pendleton is 20 miles Southwest of Greenville and was founded in 1790.
Lots of ruins can be found in the area.
5…Newell…5 miles West of Piedmont
6…Cheddar…on the railroad, 2 1/2 miles North of Belton
7…Toney Creek…East county line, 6 miles East Northeast of Belton
8…Essie…5 miles West of Starr
9…Goodhope…4 miles Southwest of Starr
10..Varennes…4 miles Southeast of Gluck
11..Neva…7 miles Southeast of Gluck
12..Crayton…6 miles West of Honea Path
13..Annie…6 miles North Northeast of Antreville
14..Moscow…5 miles North Northwest of Antreville
15..Moffettsville…6 miles Southwest of Iva


1…Mattison…2 1/2 miles Northwest of Ware Shoals
2…Zarline…3 1/2 miles Northwest of Due West
3…Ray…county line, 4 miles North of Antreville
4…Cave…4 miles Southwest of Due West
5…Keaton…2 miles Southeast of Antreville
6…Iris…3 1/2 miles East of Antreville
7…Browniee…4 miles South of Antreville
8…Barnes…county line, 2 1/2 miles Northwest of Lowndesville
9…Darraough…5 miles Northeast of Abbeville
10..Cana…7 miles East of Abbeville
11..Long Cane…3 1/2 miles 3 1/2 miles East of Abbeville
12..Latimer…3 1/2 miles North of Calhoun Falls
13..Watts…on the railroad, 7 1/2 miles West Southwest of Abbeville
14..Lebanon…7 miles Southwest of Abbeville
15..Hester…2 1/2 miles Southeast of Calhoun Falls


1…Clara…State line, Northeast corner of county, 7 1/2 miles West Southwest
of Caesars Head
2…Venus…2 miles South of Caesars Head
3…Riverview…1 mile Northwest of Cleveland
4…Terry…3 miles East of Cleveland
5…Merrittsville…7 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
6…Ben…5 miles Northeast of Tigerville
7…Bettie…3 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
8…Tyger…3 miles East of Tigerville
9…Mitchell…6 miles South of Gowensville
10..Jesse…1 1/2 miles Northeast of Marietta
11..Marydale…4 miles East of Marietta
12..Mayfield…the west county line, 5 miles West of Travers Rest
13..Sandy Flat…5 miles North Northwest of Taylor
14..Crotwell…4 miles Northwest of Taylor
15..Grove…3 miles North Northeast of Piedmont
16..Woodville…5 miles straight East of Williamston
17..Flora…on the East county line, 3 miles Southeast of Pelham
18..Clear Springs…3 miles straight East of Mauldin
19..Huntersville…7 miles straight East of Mauldin
20..Albans…6 miles Southeast of Simpsonville
21..Lickville…4 miles Southwest of Fork Shoals
22..Cedrus…2 1/2 miles South of Fork Shoals

1…Blood Bill Bates (Tory bandit) used the mountain near Travelers Rest and
Greenville to hide his stolen loot. He was capture and shot in Greenville,
he never gave the locations of the caches and it has never been found.

2…The Great Cane Brake on the Reedy River, 6 miles Southwest of Fountain
Inn was a campsite of 4000 Patriots in 1775. Tories attacked and destroyed
the camp before retreating. The exact location has yet to be found but the
area is rich in artifacts and relics.

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Texas May Start Hoarding Gold…Secession Next?…..

We all know the cliché: ‘Don’t mess with Texas.’
Well, a new piece of legislation is being proposed to send that message to Washington, when it comes to protecting Texas’ gold.
A lawmaker has proposed a bill to create a Texas Bullion Depository, which would allow the state and its citizens to store gold bullion in its own facility in Texas, with the protection of the state.
If passed, the Texas bill would tell Washington to “shove off” under the 10th amendment power given the states, if we ever saw the kind of currency craziness we saw during the Great Depression when President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandated citizens hand over most of their gold.
Texas isn’t the first state to think about hedging its monetary destiny with precious metals.
Citing concerns over the value of the U.S. dollar, Arizona lawmakers are the latest to pursue legislation that would declare privately minted gold and silver coins legal tender. In 2011, Utah became the first state in the country to legalize these precious metal coins as currency. Lawmakers in states including Minnesota, North Carolina, Idaho, South Carolina, and Colorado have debated similar laws.
As for the Texas proposal, Jim Rickards, senior managing director of Tangent Capital Partners and author of Currency Wars, tells The Daily Ticker you can think of it like the “Fort Knox of Texas.”
And on the legal side Rickards says, “you’ve got the state of Texas standing up for you if the federal government tries to do what they tried to do in 1933, which is take the people’s gold.” Rickards is also a lawyer and has read the legislation.
So, is Texas making preparations to start hoarding gold?
“It may end up that way,” Rickards says. “Personally, I think this is a game changer in terms of the way institutional investors are going to look at gold.”
That’s because large Texas pension funds haven’t been allowed to invest in physical gold, but Rickards explains this law would change that.
Gold is considered a hedge against inflation. And while inflation is currently low in the U.S. right now by official figures, Rickards doesn’t expect that to remain the case, projecting an uptick to come later this year or early next year.
If people were to lose faith in the dollar, Rickards concedes Texas could have the foundation for its own currency, of sorts.
Which could come in handy if they, say, push forward in trying to secede.
You may recall, more than 100,000 people signed an online petition calling on the Obama administration to allow Texas to secede from the U.S., according to New York Times. In January, the White House declined but the secession movement has pressed on.

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New clues to sinking of Confederate sub…….

Scientists say a pole on the front of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley designed to plant explosives on enemy ships may hold a key clue to its sinking during the Civil War.
The experts are to release their findings Monday at a North Charleston lab where the hand-cranked sub is being preserved and studied. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.
The pole, called a spar, was once placed at the front of the sub and used to plant a powder charge into the Union blockade ship Housatonic in 1864.The Housatonic sank, while the Hunley and its eight-man crew never returned.
The sub was found in waters off South Carolina in 1995 and raised five years later. It’s been in the laboratory ever since.

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Constitution of the Confederate States of America….1861

We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility  and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity-invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God-do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.

Section 1
1. All legislative powers herein delegated shall be vested in a Congress of the Confederate States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Section 2
1. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States; and the electors in each State shall be citizens of the Confederate States, and have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State Legislature; but no person of foreign birth, not a citizen of the Confederate States, shall be allowed to vote for any officer, civil or political, State or Federal.
2. No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, and be a citizen of the Confederate States, and who shall not when elected, be an inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
3. Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States, which may be included within this Confederacy, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all slaves. ,The actual enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the Confederate States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every fifty thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of South Carolina shall be entitled to choose six; the State of Georgia ten; the State of Alabama nine; the State of Florida two; the State of Mississippi seven; the State of Louisiana six; and the State of Texas six.
4. When vacancies happen in the representation from any State the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.
5. The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other officers; and shall have the sole power of impeachment; except that any judicial or other Federal officer, resident and acting solely within the limits of any State, may be impeached by a vote of two-thirds of both branches of the Legislature thereof.
Section 3
1. The Senate of the Confederate States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen for six years by the Legislature thereof, at the regular session next immediately preceding the commencement of the term of service; and each Senator shall have one vote.
2. Immediately after they shall be assembled, in consequence of the first election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The seats of the Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year; of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year; and of the third class at the expiration of the sixth year; so that one-third may be chosen every second year; and if vacancies happen by resignation, or other wise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.
3. No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained the age of thirty years, and be a citizen of the Confederate States; and who shall not, then elected, be an inhabitant of the State for which he shall be chosen.
4. The Vice President of the Confederate States shall be president of the Senate, but shall have no vote unless they be equally divided.
5. The Senate shall choose their other officers; and also a president pro tempore in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the office of President of the Confederate states.
6. The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the Confederate States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside; and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present.
7. Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit under the Confederate States; but the party convicted shall, nevertheless, be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment according to law.
Section 4
1. The times, places, and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof, subject to the provisions of this Constitution; but the Congress may, at any time, by law, make or alter such regulations, except as to the times and places of choosing Senators.
2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year; and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall, by law, appoint a different day.
Section 5
1. Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns, and qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each House may provide.
2. Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the whole number, expel a member.
3. Each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either House, on any question, shall, at the desire of one-fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.
4. Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Section 6
1. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of the Confederate States. They shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place. ‘o Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the Confederate States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no person holding any office under the Confederate States shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office. But Congress may, by law, grant to the principal officer in each of the Executive Departments a seat upon the floor of either House, with the privilege of discussing any measures appertaining to his department.
Section 7
1. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments, as on other bills.
2. Every bill which shall have passed both Houses, shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the President of the Confederate States; if he approve, he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases, the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each House respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress, by their adjournment, prevent its return; in which case it shall not be a law. The President may approve any appropriation and disapprove any other appropriation in the same bill. In such case he shall, in signing the bill, designate the appropriations disapproved; and shall return a copy of such appropriations, with his objections, to the House in which the bill shall have originated; and the same proceedings shall then be had as in case of other bills disapproved by the President.
3. Every order, resolution, or vote, to which the concurrence of both Houses may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the Confederate States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him; or, being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two-thirds of both Houses, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in case of a bill.
Section 8
The Congress shall have power-

1. To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises for revenue, necessary to pay the debts, provide for the common defense, and carry on the Government of the Confederate States; but no bounties shall be granted from the Treasury; nor shall any duties or taxes on importations from foreign nations be laid to promote or foster any branch of industry; and all duties, imposts, and excises shall be uniform throughout the Confederate States.
2. To borrow money on the credit of the Confederate States.
3. To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes; but neither this, nor any other clause contained in the Constitution, shall ever be construed to delegate the power to Congress to appropriate money for any internal improvement intended to facilitate commerce; except for the purpose of furnishing lights, beacons, and buoys, and other aids to navigation upon the coasts, and the improvement of harbors and the removing of obstructions in river navigation; in all which cases such duties shall be laid on the navigation facilitated thereby as may be necessary to pay the costs and expenses thereof.
4. To establish uniform laws of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies, throughout the Confederate States; but no law of Congress shall discharge any debt contracted before the passage of the same.
5. To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures.
6. To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the Confederate States.
7. To establish post offices and post routes; but the expenses of the Post Office Department, after the Ist day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall be paid out of its own revenues.
8. To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
9. To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court.
10. To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations.
11. To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water.
12. To raise and support armies; but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years.
13. To provide and maintain a navy.
14. To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.
15. To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Confederate States, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.
16. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the Confederate States; reserving to the States, respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.
17. To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of one or more States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the Government of the Confederate States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the . erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings; and
18. To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the Confederate States, or in any department or officer thereof.
Section 9
1. The importation of negroes of the African race from any foreign country other than the slaveholding States or Territories of the United States of America, is hereby forbidden; and Congress is required to pass such laws as shall effectually prevent the same.
2. Congress shall also have power to prohibit the introduction of slaves from any State not a member of, or Territory not belonging to, this Confederacy.
3. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
4. No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.
5. No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.
6. No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State, except by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses.
7. No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one State over those of another.
8. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.
9. Congress shall appropriate no money from the Treasury except by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses, taken by yeas and nays, unless it be asked and estimated for by some one of the heads of departments and submitted to Congress by the President; or for the purpose of paying its own expenses and contingencies; or for the payment of claims against the Confederate States, the justice of which shall have been judicially declared by a tribunal for the investigation of claims against the Government, which it is hereby made the duty of Congress to establish.
10. All bills appropriating money shall specify in Federal currency the exact amount of each appropriation and the purposes for which it is made; and Congress shall grant no extra compensation to any public contractor, officer, agent, or servant, after such contract shall have been made or such service rendered.
11. No title of nobility shall be granted by the Confederate States; and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
12. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
13. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
14. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
15. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
16. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor be compelled, in any criminal case, to be a witness against himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
17. In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
18. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved; and no fact so tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the Confederacy, than according to the rules of common law.
19. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
20. Every law, or resolution having the force of law, shall relate to but one subject, and that shall be expressed in the title.
Section 10
1. No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, or ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts; or grant any title of nobility.
2. No State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws; and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any State on imports, or exports, shall be for the use of the Treasury of the Confederate States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of Congress.
3. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty on tonnage, except on seagoing vessels, for the improvement of its rivers and harbors navigated by the said vessels; but such duties shall not conflict with any treaties of the Confederate States with foreign nations; and any surplus revenue thus derived shall, after making such improvement, be paid into the common treasury. Nor shall any State keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay. But when any river divides or flows through two or more States they may enter into compacts with each other to improve the navigation thereof.
Section 1
1. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the Confederate States of America. He and the Vice President shall hold their offices for the term of six years; but the President shall not be reeligible. The President and Vice President shall be elected as follows:
2. Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress; but no Senator or Representative or person holding an office of trust or profit under the Confederate States shall be appointed an elector.
3. The electors shall meet in their respective States and vote by ballot for President and Vice President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same State with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit, sealed, to the seat of the Government of. the Confederate States, directed to the President of the Senate; the President of the Senate shall,in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates, and the votes shall then be counted; the person having the greatest number of votes for President shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers, not exceeding three, on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President the votes shall be taken by States-the representation from each State having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the States, and a majority of all the States shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President, whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the 4th day of March next following, then the Vice President shall act as President, as in case of the death, or other constitutional disability of the President.
4. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice President shall be the Vice President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have a majority, then, from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
5. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the Confederate States.
6. The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the Confederate States.
7. No person except a natural-born citizen of the Confederate; States, or a citizen thereof at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, or a citizen thereof born in the United States prior to the 20th of December, 1860, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the limits of the Confederate States, as they may exist at the time of his election.
8. In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President; and the Congress may, by law, provide for the case of removal, death, resignation, or inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then act as President; and such officer shall act accordingly until the disability be removed or a President shall be elected.
9. The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected; and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Confederate States, or any of them.
10. Before he enters on the execution of his office he shall take the following oath or affirmation:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Confederate States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution thereof.”
Section 2
1. The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States, and of the militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the Confederate States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the Executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices; and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the Confederate States, except in cases of impeachment.
2. He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties; provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate shall appoint, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the Confederate States whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law; but the Congress may, by law, vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
3. The principal officer in each of the Executive Departments, and all persons connected with the diplomatic service, may be removed from office at the pleasure of the President. All other civil officers of the Executive Departments may be removed at any time by the President, or other appointing power, when their services are unnecessary, or for dishonesty, incapacity. inefficiency, misconduct, or neglect of duty; and when so removed, the removal shall be reported to the Senate, together with the reasons therefor.
4. The President shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session; but no person rejected by the Senate shall be reappointed to the same office during their ensuing recess.
Section 3
1. The President shall, from time to time, give to the Congress information of the state of the Confederacy, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them; and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the Confederate States.
Section 4
1. The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the Confederate States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Section 1
1. The judicial power of the Confederate States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish. The judges, both of the Supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services a compensation which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
Section 2
1. The judicial power shall extend to all cases arising under this Constitution, the laws of the Confederate States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority; to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls; to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; to controversies to which the Confederate States shall be a party; to controversies between two or more States; between a State and citizens of another State, where the State is plaintiff; between citizens claiming lands under grants of different States; and between a State or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens, or subjects; but no State shall be sued by a citizen or subject of any foreign state.
2. In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a State shall be a party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction both as to law and fact, with such exceptions and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.
3. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury, and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.
Section 3
1. Treason against the Confederate States shall consist only in levying war against.them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
2. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason; but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture, except during the life of the person attainted.
Section 1
1. Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State; and the Congress may, by general laws, prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.
Section 2
1. The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States; and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State of this Confederacy, with their slaves and other property; and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.
2. A person charged in any State with treason, felony, or other crime against the laws of such State, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another State, shall, on demand of the executive authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime.
3. No slave or other person held to service or labor in any State or Territory of the Confederate States, under the laws thereof, escaping or lawfully carried into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor; but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such slave belongs,. or to whom such service or labor may be due.
Section 3
1. Other States may be admitted into this Confederacy by a vote of two-thirds of the whole House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate, the Senate voting by States; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State, nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned, as well as of the Congress.
2. The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations concerning the property of the Confederate States, including the lands thereof.
3. The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several Sates; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form States to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory the institution of negro slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected be Congress and by the Territorial government; and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories shall have the right to take to such Territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the States or Territories of the Confederate States.
4. The Confederate States shall guarantee to every State that now is, or hereafter may become, a member of this Confederacy, a republican form of government; and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the Legislature or of the Executive when the Legislature is not in session) against domestic violence.
Section 1
1. Upon the demand of any three States, legally assembled in their several conventions, the Congress shall summon a convention of all the States, to take into consideration such amendments to the Constitution as the said States shall concur in suggesting at the time when the said demand is made; and should any of the proposed amendments to the Constitution be agreed on by the said convention-voting by States-and the same be ratified by the Legislatures of two- thirds of the several States, or by conventions in two-thirds thereof-as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the general convention-they shall thenceforward form a part of this Constitution. But no State shall, without its consent, be deprived of its equal representation in the Senate.
1. The Government established by this Constitution is the successor of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, and all the laws passed by the latter shall continue in force until the same shall be repealed or modified; and all the officers appointed by the same shall remain in office until their successors are appointed and qualified, or the offices abolished.
2. All debts contracted and engagements entered into before the adoption of this Constitution shall be as valid against the Confederate States under this Constitution, as under the Provisional Government.
3. This Constitution, and the laws of the Confederate States made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the Confederate States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
4. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the Confederate States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the Confederate States.
5. The enumeration, in the Constitution, of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people of the several States.
6. The powers not delegated to the Confederate States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people thereof.
1. The ratification of the conventions of five States shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same.
2. When five States shall have ratified this Constitution, in the manner before specified, the Congress under the Provisional Constitution shall prescribe the time for holding the election of President and Vice President; and for the meeting of the Electoral College; and for counting the votes, and inaugurating the President. They shall, also, prescribe the time for holding the first election of members of Congress under this Constitution, and the time for assembling the same. Until the assembling of such Congress, the Congress under the Provisional Constitution shall continue to exercise the legislative powers granted them; not extending beyond the time limited by the Constitution of the Provisional Government.
Adopted unanimously by the Congress of the Confederate States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, sitting in convention at the capitol, in the city of Montgomery, Ala., on the eleventh day of March, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

President of the Congress.

South Carolina:
R. Barnwell Rhett,
C. G. Memminger,
Wm. Porcher Miles,
James Chesnut, Jr.,
R. W. Barnwell,
William W. Boyce,
Lawrence M. Keitt,
T. J. Withers.

Francis S. Bartow,
Martin J. Crawford,
Benjamin H. Hill,
Thos. R. R. Cobb.

Jackson Morton,
J. Patton Anderson,
Jas. B. Owens.

Richard W. Walker,
Robt. H. Smith,
Colin J. McRae,
William P. Chilton,
Stephen F. Hale,
David P. Lewis,
Tho. Fearn, Jr.,
Gill Shorter,
J. L. M. Curry.

Alex. M. Clayton,
James T. Harrison,
William S. Barry,
W. S. Wilson,
Walker Brooke,
W. P. Harris,
J. A. P. Campbell.

Alex. de Clouet,
C. M. Conrad,
Duncan F. Kenner,
Henry Marshall.

John Hemphill,
Thomas N. Waul,
John H. Reagan,
Williamson S. Oldham,
Louis T. Wigfall,
John Gregg,
William Beck Ochiltree.

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Lincoln document on sale in Philly for $900,000……

A document signed by President Abraham Lincoln ordering Union blockades of Confederate ports, marking the official start of the Civil War, is for sale.
The Raab Collection in Philadelphia said Tuesday it is selling the document, which it calls one of the most important in American history. The asking price is $900,000.
Lincoln’s proclamation is dated April 19, 1861 — a week after the first shots of the conflict were fired at South Carolina’s Fort Sumter. After the Civil War ended in 1865, the U.S. Supreme Court in an opinion ascribed Lincoln’s April 19 blockade order as the official beginning of the war.
“This action was bold and with great risk,” said Nathan Raab, vice president of The Raab Collection. “Lincoln was aware that the blockading of ports was an act of war.”
Some of the president’s cabinet objected the move, saying it could be seen as a de facto recognition of the Confederate States of America as a sovereign nation because countries do not blockade their own ports. Lincoln, however, “was less interested in the legal definitions of ‘war’ than in victory, and he approved it despite the objections,” Raab said.
The document, which has been owned by a private collector who wishes to remain anonymous, was exhibited recently at museums including the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, Ill.
The single-page manuscript authorizes Lincoln’s secretary of state to “affix the Seal of the United States to a Proclamation setting on foot a Blockade of the ports of the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.” The seal was affixed to the blockade proclamation announced that day, effectively declaring war on the Confederacy.
Between 1861 and 1865, the Union Navy blockade successfully crippled the Confederate economy by largely preventing the import of supplies and ammunition and the export of cotton and other trade goods to and from ports along 3,500 miles of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
The strategy, part of Gen. Winfield Scott’s so-called Anaconda Plan, is seen by historians as a key factor in the Union’s victory.

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Since it was first reported that residents in the state of Louisiana were petitioning to secede from the U.S., residents in over 20 more states have filed requests with the White House to peaceably break from the union.

Furthermore, the Louisiana petition has topped 14,000 signatures, more than halfway to the threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to respond.

And for Texas, one of the new states to join the fray, the signature count now tops 25,000.

The White House’s We the People website explains that once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures, it will be placed on a queue for response from the administration. The website also maintains a page for previous petitions that have received a White House response.

Joining Louisiana now are Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.

The Louisiana petition, which has served as a pattern for many of the new states, reads as follows: “We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ……..‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”

The petition concludes with a further quote from the Declaration of Independence: “‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.’”

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South Carolina…Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends…by county

South Carolina Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends by County
Spartanburg County
Union County
Laurens County
Greenville County
Cherokee County

Spartanburg County
Ghost Towns

1…Blackwood, 3 miles North of New Prospect
2…Paris, 3 miles West of Chesnee
3…McMullen, 4 miles Southwest of Chesnee
4…Brannon, 3 miles South of New Prospect
5…Bennett, 2 miles North of Campobello
6…Andover, 3 miles South/Southwest ofCampobello
7…Tular, 4 miles West of Moore
8…Cashville, 5 miles South of Reidville
9…Hebron, 5 miles South of Glen Springs
10..Evinsville, 3 1/2 miles North/Northeast of Cross Anchor

No Treasure legends for Spartanburg county

Union County
Treasure Legends

1…In 1865, Union troops chased a retreating Jefferson Davis, his cabinet and Confederate soldiers
were transporting the Confederate Treasury from Yorksville to Unionville. As the crossed the
river at Smith’s Ford, Union soldiers caught up with the rear guard, taking 10 prisoners. It was
reported that a portion of the gold and silver was buried near this ford and never recovered.
When the Yankees caught up with the group, they captured 7 wagons in the woods as the Confederates
were in the process of burying the contents near the fork of the Apalachee and Oconee Rivers.
They captured $188,000 in coin, $1 1/2 Million in bank notes, $4 Million in Confederate currency.
The buried cache has never been recovered from this area.

Ghost Towns

1…Pickney, on the tri-county line, 3 miles Northeast of Adamsburg
2…Bonham, 5 miles North of Union
3…Gist, 3 1/2 miles North of Buffalo
4…Colerain, 3 miles Southeast of West Springs
5…Delta, 3 miles Northeast of Whitmire on railroad
6…Ada, on railroad and Tyger River, 6 miles Northeast of Whitmire
7…Herbert, in the Southeast corner of county, 2 miles Northwest of Shelton

Laurens County
Ghost Towns

1…Jachin, 7 miles due East of Fountain Inn
2…Paul, on West county line, 2 1/2 miles Northwest of Hickory Tavern
3…Tylersville, 4 miles Southeast of Landord
4…Hintington, 5 miles, due South of Cross Anchor
5…Renno, on railroad 7 1/2 miles West of Whitmire
6…Garlington, on railroad and East county line, 5 miles West of Whitmire
7…Simpson, 8 miles West of Laurens
8…Ekom, 9 miles Southwest of Laurens
9…Owingsville, 6 miles due West of Waterloo
10..Baldwin, on South county line, 3 miles Southwest of Waterloo
11..Madden, on railroad, 3 miles Southwest of Laurens
12..Coldpoint, 5 miles North of Waterloo
13..Harris Springs, 2 1/2 miles East/Southeast of Waterloo
14..Milton, 6 miles South of Clinton
15..Sarah, 5 miles East of Cross Hill near the East county line
16..Carroll, and the Saluda River, 3 miles Southwest of Cross Hill
17..Manilla, near the Southeast county line, 5 miles Southeast of Cross Hill

Treasure Legend

1…Rufus Baker buried a cache of gold and silver coins in the vicinty of Cross Hill

Greenville County
Ghost Towns

1…Clara, in the far Northwest corner of the county on the State Line, 7 1/2 miles West/Southwest of Caesars Head
2…Venus, 2 miles South of Caesars Head
3…Riverview, 1 mile Northwest of Cleveland
4…Terry, 3 miles East of Cleveland
5…Merrittsville, 7 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
6…Ben, 5 miles Northeast of Tigerville
7…Bettie, 3 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
8…Tyger, 3 miles East of Tigerville
9…Mitchell, 6 miles South of Gowensville
10..Jesse, 1 1/2 miles Northeast of Marietta
11..Marydale, 4 miles East of Marietta
12..Sandy Flat, 5 miles North/Northwest of Taylor
13..Crotwell, 4 miles Northwest of Taylor
14..Grove, 3 miles North/Northeast of Piedmont
15..Woodville, 5 miles due East of Williamston
16..Flora, on East county line, 3 miles Southeast of Pelham
17..Clear Springs, 3 miles due East of Mauldin
18..Huntersville, 7 miles due East of Mauldin
19..Albans, 6 miles Southeast of Simpsonville
20..Lickville, 4 miles Southwest of Fork Shoals
21..Cedrus, 2 1/2 miles South of Fork Shoals

Treasure Legend

1…The Tory bandit Bloody Bill Bates used the mountain area near Travelers Rest and Greenville to hide caches of
stolen good, merchandise and loot. He was captured and shot at Greenville without revealing the exact location
of his plunder and it has yet to be discovered.

Cherokee County
Ghost Towns

1…State Line, on the state line, 5 miles Northeast of Chesnee
2…Maud, 7 1/2 miles Northwest of Gaffney
3…Goforth, 6 miles North of Gaffney
4…Terry, 3 miles Northeast of Blacksburg
5…Lawn, 5 miles Southeast of Gaffney
6…Goucher, on West county line, 4 miles Southeast of Cowpens
7…Asbury, 5 miles Northeast of Pacolet
8…Gowdeysville, 8 miles North/Northeast of Jonesville
9…Wilkinsville, 6 miles Southwest of Hickory Grove
10..Sunnyside, 10 miles Southwest of Hickory Grove

No treasure legends this county

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