As the Civil War came to an end in 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis fled Richmond, Virginia with the contents of the Confederate treasury: an estimated $20 million worth of gold and silver.
Six weeks later, Davis was captured, but the treasure had vanished. For 150 years, many have looked for the lost riches, but with more than 500 miles of train tracks, dirt roads and river ways to explore no one has yet solved one of America’s most compelling mysteries.
Rebel Gold, follows seven experienced treasure hunters, each with their own passions and obsessions, who are joining forces to retrace the trail of Davis and the treasure. They’ll dig deep into history, legend and local rumours to find out what really happened to the missing rebel gold.
Watch Rebel Gold on Mondays at 10pm.