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Title: THE REBEL AND THE ROSE
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing, Nashville
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Type: Book
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In April 1865 the Civil War was over for most Americans, including the more than 600,000 soldiers, North and South, who died from wounds or disease. Confederate President Jefferson Davis and much of his administration had fled Richmond, accompanied by an escort of cavalry, various hangers-on, and all that was left of the treasury. With the Davis party was a navy paymaster, James S. Semple. In Washington, Georgia, a small town untouched by the war, he was entrusted with $86,000 in gold coin and bullion (about $1 million in today's money) and disappeared into the night. The treasure was secured in the false bottom of a carriage. The Rebel and the Rose"" reveals for the first time what happened to the Confederate gold, until now a mystery.""From the Author:
Wesley Millett: This is a book that took more than 10 years to write, mostly because of the depth of research and our commitment to accuracy and verification. At times, Jerry and I worked independently, each focusing on a specific aspect of the research. As the research began to give us the answers we were looking for, we joined forces to complete the research and write the book.
The central character, James Semple, is not well known in Civil War history, but at the end of the war, he was entrusted by President Jefferson Davis with the remaining gold and silver in the Confederate treasury. This book tells for the first time what happened to the treasury. It also reveals the romantic attachment between Semple and Julia Gardiner Tyler, the beautiful widow of former president of the United States, John Tyler, as they struggled to survive at the end of the war.
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