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FBI dig at the rumored site of the legendary civil war treasure is too short

The FBI has come up empty-handed on the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure rumored to be buried.

(Katie Weidenboerner/The Courier-Express via AP)

The FBI came up empty-handed on the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure rumored to be buried, officials said Monday.

Dozens of FBI agents and Pennsylvania state officials, and members of a treasure-hunting group dug into a national website where the local tradition is that there is a civil war-era gold shipment bound for a U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was lost or hidden around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

President Abraham Lincoln reportedly left the uk to pay Union soldiers of the Army, according to a local treasure-hunting group called Finders Keepers.

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The FBI said that the investigation “of the court-authorized excavation” at the site, approximately 135 km northeast of Pittsburgh, but not reveal or in connection with the legend of a lost treasure.

President Abraham Lincoln reportedly left the uk to pay Union soldiers of the Army, according to a local treasure-hunting group called Finders Keepers.

(AP)

The agency added not find what he was looking for, and will not release additional information, only to find that it was related to an “ongoing investigation.”

The 155-year-old legend drew the attention of the FBI after the local population and officials went on a hunt for the lost treasure. Some residents promised to deal with the rumors that gold until their death.

“I’m not going to stop until it is excavated,” Dennis Parada told The Philadelphia Inquirer, “and when I die, my child, go around and make sure that it will be unearthed.

“There is something in there and I’m not,” he said.

The exact value of the gold is unclear – the uk is reportedly composed of 26 or 52 gold bars. The value of the bars can vary between $27 million to $ 55 million.

“If I die, my child, go around and make sure that it’s going to be excavated.”

– Dennis Parada the Philly Inquirer

Historians have long doubt about the existence of the treasure. Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission claims that the lore is nothing more than a myth, according to the Inquirer.

But the Find of the Keepers insist the treasure is. As evidence, they point to their discovery of gold in state forest in the township, with the help of a high-powered metal detector. They never saw the gold, but by federal law that an excavation site, The Courier-Express reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @LukasMikelionis.

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