The group also says metal detectors suggest something is buried there. Whether the lost gold is a tall tale or a genuine treasure should be known soon.

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Elsewhere, a fortune in goldmight be buried in the Bay Area of California.

ThePhiladelphia Inquirernotes that a Civil War sergeant supposedly claimed that he was the lone survivor of an ambush on the wagon train, and the dig site is about miles from where he said the ambush took place.

Historians have been skeptical about the story over the years, but Finders Keepers says it has found articts at the site suggesting Union soldiers were there.

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FBI agents and representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources set up a base off Route in Benezette Township, Elk County, Pa., at a site where treasure hunters say Civil Warera gold is buried. Katie Weidenboerner/The CourierExpress via AP

Im sorry, but as of right now all were allowed to say is No Comment, a group member tells theWashington Post. Well keep you in mind when/if anything changes. Finders Keepers has long insisted that the gold is there, as detailed in thisolder post on its website, but it says skeptical state officials have never authorized a dig.

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The dig is taking place at Dents Run, about miles northeast of Pittsburgh, though no parties involvedthe FBI, the state, or the treasurehunting group Finders Keepersare saying much.

More than years later, the FBI is overseeing a dig in a Pennsylvania state forest where the mous loot might be buried, reports theAP.

That apparently changed last week as the excavation got underway. Various accounts say the Union wagon train was carrying or gold bars, which would be worth million or million, respectively, today.

Its the stuff of legend A wagon from the Union Army supposedly lost a huge cache of gold bars while en route from Wheeling, West Virginia, to the US Mint in Philadelphia in .wars goldLegendary lost Civil War gold may have been found in Pennsylvania

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