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Let's Rob The Atlanta Mint: A Tale Of The Civil War

Ralph Way

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ISBN 10: 1436347971 / ISBN 13: 9781436347976
Published by Xlibris, Corp., 2009
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Title: Let's Rob The Atlanta Mint: A Tale Of The ...

Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

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LET S ROB THE ATLANTA MINT IS A TALE OF THE CIVIL WAR of the life of Burton Tyler The setting is South Alabama near Montgomery Alabama and Atlanta Georgia The story is fiction Any resemblance to real persons or incidents is purely coincidental Burton Tyler was born and reared on a cotton plantation south of Montgomery Alabama before the Civil War When his father died he had no interest in the plantation and gave it in its entirety to his slaves after he freed them After completing his college and military at West Point he then went into high finance in New York and made his fortune Soon after he joined the Confederate Army and rose to the rank of general After the war ended with his considerable experience in finance he was asked to take charge of the Atlanta Mint in Atlanta which was being reactivated by the federal government He served for several years until it was robbed by fellow former confederate officers The officers with many millions of dollars from the mint fled to a secure hiding place in the northwest and were never found He was accused of complicity in the crime but was not guilty but felt he must resign He married a former slave woman whose skin was white named Lilly Belle She was known to be a negress in Atlanta during the days of slavery he was white They had to move away or be killed by the rednecks of the area He bought a ghost plantation in South Alabama and became a successful planter He named the plantation Lilly Belle Plantation and gave it to her with the title in her name The plantation was called a ghost plantation because the former owner s spoiled daughter accused Goat nickname of Burton s best friend and overseer of the plantation he was a black man and Burton s former slave0 of trying to rape her as a teenager She also accused other slave teenage boys of the same Her father whipped several of them to death Afterward the neighbors swore they regularly saw the murdered slave boys working the fie

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Ralph Way was born in Detroit, Michigan. His parents returned to Cookville, Tennessee, two years later where he was reared. After school, he spent his adult life as a commercial building contractor, retiring at age seventy-one. He then began writing. He is married and has three children. On Christmas Eve of 2007, they celebrated their sixtieth anniversary. He now resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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