The Story of the Missing Civil War Payroll Gold of Cumberland Gap

The Story of the Missing Civil War Payroll Gold of Cumberland Gap

Story of the Missing Confederate Payroll Gold of Cumberland gap. This is the start of a Short story series of Stories and Tales of the Appalachia’s. Stories of The Country, The Mysteries and It’s People. Hope you enjoy. Thanks For Watching. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE : LIKE AND SHARE: HELP GROW YOUR CHANNEL:


  1. Treasure hunting New York on August 4, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Best documentary style treasure legend I’ve seen Donnie your really becoming an expert on these types of videos amazing production

  2. Raymond Bluehorse on August 4, 2022 at 12:33 am

    i just want to let you know my friend mayfield kentucky just got wiped off the map bouncing prayers go out to all that they’re live in mayfield kentucky

  3. proudlyamerican 276 on August 4, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Their is a cave cujo cave pretty big at the gap only one I know of and as a young man I walked many of miles ginseng hunting around the gap!

  4. Joe Birdwell on August 4, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Donnie I love your videos! In my old age I have a hard time hearing you. Turn down the music please so your voice will be louder!
    Thanks from Blount Co!

  5. wv171 on August 4, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Great Story. Nice hear about Rebel payroll robbed for a change. Most is Yankee payrolls robbed. I think every local area specially my area in Va/ WV line area got some type of payroll hidden loot hidden somewhere not too far away from your house.

  6. Karen Bartlett on August 4, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Well, imo, it’s low to steal from your own Confederate Army buddies, especially their pay, which they needed to send home to their families who were starving, in some cases. So I’m glad they couldn’t find the gold before they died.

  7. Treasure hunting New York on August 4, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Hey Donnie you captured the perfect image at about 2:46 a scene where the union and confederates are having a skirmish in and around some rock outcroppings I live for that moment to find those places i can’t walk past one without detecting it

  8. J&B Fix it shop on August 4, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Mr. Donnie you are pretty darn good at metal detecting. Maybe you can take a walk around there just to say you did. Maybe bring that detector with you. Good luck!

  9. ChocoCookies on August 4, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Cumberland Gap seems like a scenic place to live. Would be nice to have a house overlooking that hill

  10. Patricia Long on August 4, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Sounds like a typical story of this time.

  11. Chris Walsh on August 4, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Awesome story, i love the cumberland gap, esp the town on the tn side. What is an absolute tragedy is the way they destroyed the trail and yrs of history leading from the town up the old trail to the actual point where the 3 states meet. There were old buildings from who knows when prob the civil war, stone steps that looked they had been there for 100 yrs, and they tore it all our yrs ago to widen the trail and make it easier to get to the top! Idk how the park service was allowed to destroy so much history and get away with it, i was so sad and disgusted when i saw what they had done there!! Such a same

  12. Tammie Culberson on August 4, 2022 at 12:47 am

    To bad nothing more was said.Tjat would be a rich haul.Keep looking and you might just stumble across it.

  13. James Reynolds RockWallHunter on August 4, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Cool video and channel

  14. Bobby Henegar on August 4, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Donnie you have been knocking them out of the park buddy. Stories like these should keep folks coming back for more. Awesome job!!

  15. Teressa on August 4, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Wow! I haven’t ever heard this. Love it and thank you very much for all the work you do. Donnie Laws.

  16. PAPAROUS whats in the dirt on August 4, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Great story keep them coming Donnie!!!!

  17. Ambient Girl Digs on August 4, 2022 at 1:01 am

    This was so enjoyable to listen too. The best part about the finds (or no finds) is the stories behind them. Thank you.

  18. Cumberland Gap JimBow on August 4, 2022 at 1:02 am

    I have heard this story from my father in law. It was supposed to be payroll money for the troops.

  19. Mama's gone detecting on August 4, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Interesting story. I love your story telling.

  20. Randle Richardson on August 4, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I always enjoy your videos sir. Be safe and GOD BLESS y’all Amen 🙏

  21. James Wallace on August 4, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Boy wouldn’t you like to find it but I’m sure the government would take it as soon as they found out that you found it

  22. Randle Richardson on August 4, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Hey Donnie sir how’s your day going I pray great Amen 🙏

  23. Joli Rose on August 4, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Thank you Donnie I love these story’s 🤗👍🙏🎄☃️🔥❄️🌲😃😂😁🌈

  24. Gene Aiken II on August 4, 2022 at 1:13 am

    The story mentions that the stolen bullion was "hid the stash up above the road". If accurate, then this seems to indicate on the side of a hill. Above a road. That being the case the stolen gold coins may turn through erosion. As many heavy boulders, rocks, and dirt break off and roll into the ditch or road as banks do all the time here in East Tennessee . These slides are caused mainly by the weather, including rain and freezing temps, and of course, gravity. My thought is perhaps in the fullness of time maybe the treasure, in part, or in full may be found one day this way .

  25. Joli Rose on August 4, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Beautiful my friends ,of the beautiful mountains🤗🤗👍🙏🌲🎄☃️🔥

  26. River Styx Outdoors on August 4, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Great story

  27. will barker on August 4, 2022 at 1:14 am

    now I know why that area has been a’call’n 2 me, gold, I can smell it!

  28. Justin Mus on August 4, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Sounds like a hotel owner trying to fill rooms.

  29. will barker on August 4, 2022 at 1:17 am

    your caring to include subtitling makes you #1, wish YouTube required

  30. Gary Glanville on August 4, 2022 at 1:18 am

    My Great ,Grandfather fault under General John Frazier CSA at the battle of. Chickamauga He was wounded and my great grandfather Kelley pulled him off the battle field and saved his life. Later the General also fought at Cumberland Gap where the general Surrendered to the north in 1863. After the war was over he gave my great grandfather several 100 acres in Dayton Tennessee. My great grandfather named it Kelley’s Hollar. Our family on my mothers side has lived in that Hollar until they all died off. Thought that might interest you talking about Cumberland Gap.My great , Grandfather also gave some land for Bryan College to be build around 1925. Kelley’s Hollar is still there and begins where route 27 and route 30 begin in Dayton Tenn.

  31. Ben Dean on August 4, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Donnie we need one on the melungeons.

  32. Peace In the Valley on August 4, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Scrooge mcduck would have found that already if it were there.

  33. harold wilkes on August 4, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Was that Dahlonega gold? I seem to have heard about that.

  34. John McNerney on August 4, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Donnie what did you do with all that gold? 😂🤣 Movin on!🍀

  35. Randle Richardson on August 4, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Wouldn’t it be great to find that gold???? A feller wouldn’t never have to work again

  36. Relic Hunting South Texas on August 4, 2022 at 1:21 am

    What an amazing story and a mystery. Well told Donnie!

  37. Michael Ferrill on August 4, 2022 at 1:22 am

    you are a fantastic story teller!!!! Keep making videos I love them!!!!

  38. DeeDee on August 4, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Well. Looks like I’ll be vacationing in the Cumberland Gap for a while.
    Great story as usual. I’ve researched the Civil War for quite a while. Have a decent library of the War that covers it from all angles. Always on the lookout for more to add. I found one in an old antique shop up in Tennessee. Oh man, I wanted that book. It had a hand-written letter someone had tucked inside and I knew the minute they said that, I wouldn’t be adding that one to my library. Hand-written letter from a civil War soldier?? It was over $1,000!!!
    I felt like crying walking out without it.


  39. Henry Hatfield on August 4, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I think this gold is still somewhere burried in Claiborne county .

  40. Henry Hatfield on August 4, 2022 at 1:27 am

    I also read a storey about a stash of Cherokee gold hidden in Tater valley in Grainger county !

  41. Bob Pace on August 4, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Donnie have you ever went and looked for.That’s a great video thank you for sharing it

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