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Judge orders FBI to produce records on Civil War gold hunt in Pennsylvania

The FBI has long insisted its March 2018 dig in Elk County came up empty.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Treasure hunters: Did FBI destroy video of Civil War gold?

Finders Keepers said in a court filing Friday that the FBI initially said its records of the dig included 17 video files. Now, the government claims there are only four videos.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Civil Warz? Foes of putting Sheetz store on Virginia battlefield are taking fight to Pa. chain’s backyard

Sheetz wants to build a new store outside of Middletown, Va. but locals are upset it will be built on a portion of a Civil War battlefield.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

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Treasure hunters sue for records on FBI’s Civil War gold dig in Pennsylvania

Two men had spent years looking for what, according to legend, was an 1863 shipment of Union gold that was lost or stolen on its way to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

A Black Civil War-era cemetery joins Cumberland County Register of Historical Places

The one-acre graveyard holds the remains of roughly 80 African-Americans, including 12 Civil War veterans who fought in segregated units.

By Gabriela Martínez

Author explores the legend of two friends fighting on opposite sides of a conflict

Author Tom McMillan on his book “Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend of Two Friends at the Turning Point of the Civil War”

By Merideth Bucher

Affidavit: FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold

An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a cache of gold that he said had been “stolen during the Civil War” and was hidden in northwestern Pennsylvania, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Emails: FBI was looking for gold at Pennsylvania dig site

FBI agents were looking for a cache of fabled Civil War-era gold when they excavated a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania three years ago, according to government emails and other recently released documents in the case.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

In historic win, Democrats take Delaware County Council in a ‘clean sweep’

“We are going to change this county, and we are going to make it work for every working family in this county.”
By Dana Bate/WHYY