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Green Box Status :: Has been found.
Berry Benson is known for being on top of stone monument on Broad street holding a rifle. This is would lead most to think of him as a war figure. Besides being a sharpshooter and one who escaped captures… Berry Benson was quite a character. This box location was based on his younger years when he would skip around the railroad ties from Hamburg to Augusta in order to avoid Shultz's toll. The box was located at an accessible area close to where the railroad and 5th bridge would have met.
Benson was incredibly gifted at recognizing details and patterns. After working several years as a cotton broker, and after a brief stint in Texas, Benson settled in Augusta as an accountant. He invented a failsafe method for checking and correcting even the most complex accounts and sold this “Zero System” nationally.
Although Benson audited books for the local mills, he was sympathetic to the plight of the workers. During the textile strike of 1898, he was the most prominent private citizen to champion the cause of the workers, and he served as an arbitrator in ending the strike. He experimented with varieties of mushrooms in an effort to find an inexpensive and available food supply for the poor black families of the countryside.
Benson's fame grew. He achieved national recognition in his support of Leo Frank, the Atlanta Jewish factory manager charged in the death of a young female employee. The case is considered one of the most notorious instances of anti-Semitism, which Benson quickly perceived. He self-published a pamphlet pointing out discrepancies in Frank's prosecution, arguments picked up by newspapers across the country. His insights were said to have helped persuade Georgia Gov. John Slaton to commute Frank's death sentence.
On a challenge he solved the secret French code, the “Undecipherable Cipher,” in 1896 and informed the U.S. War Department that he had done so.
Later Benson headed a campaign to support French war orphans in World War I. The Benson family "adopted" (fostered) at least five French orphans by agreeing to pay for their care until they were formally adopted. He convinced his friends and neighbors to adopt some of these orphans. The French ambassador sent him an official thanks for his efforts, which had benefited 160 orphans in all.
In exchanging dollars for francs during these proceedings he noticed that a person could buy francs cheaply in France and sell them at the official rate in the United States. In November 1919 he informed the U.S. attorney general that unscrupulous persons might take advantage of this discrepancy but was assured that such a thing would not happen. The following month, however, Carlos Ponzi, an Italian immigrant with a criminal record, began to exploit the difference in exchange rates by opening a bank in Boston, Massachusetts, and attracting millions of dollars from depositors hoping to get rich quickly. Benson learned of Ponzi’s activity and alerted the Massachusetts attorney general. Augusta newspapers credited Benson for initiating the investigation, which led to the imprisonment of Ponzi.
At fifty years of age, he became a moral vegetarian, theosophist and pacifist. He would not step on an ant, was against hunting and fishing, and was followed in this by three of his daughters, who never married, writing for the animal cause and teaching violin in North Augusta.
Benson remained active to the end, leading Boy Scouts on fifteen-mile hikes in the woods at the age of seventy-nine. He died on January 1, 1923. In 1962 his daughter-in-law Susan Williams Benson published portions of his war journal under the title Berry Benson’s Civil War Book.
#1 Clue, Friday Nov. 10th :: An outstretched arm will show you the way.
This is a location clue, when looking down the rail there a is single branch that is overhanging the rail.
#2 Clue, Saturday Nov. 11th :: Keeping the word of God but not solely for faith.
Berry Benson would lose his mother and sibling in childbirth who he was a young teen. He was particularly close to his mother, she was his best friend and carried her bible as keepsake throughout the war.
#3 Clue, Sunday Nov. 12th :: This box rests near a bottle, yet this one abstained from strong drink.
There was a bottle inside the tire next to the box. As a child he witnessed a horrendous act by one who was drunk, it left such an impression on him that he chose to never partake in alcohol throughout his entire life.
#4 Clue, Monday Nov. 13th :: You’ll likely see a white box that no longer accepts.
There was old broken white mailbox laying on the ground at the rail that one may see if walking down the rail towards the location of the box
#5 Clue, Tuesday Nov. 14th :: Not far from a continued path that one would take to avoid.
This is was the most important clue of this box. Berry Benson remembers skipping across the Savannah on the railroad ties of the Railroad Bridge (what left is the stone pilings in the river) to avoid paying the toll on Shultz's bridge. Benson was from Hamburg across the river. The Green Box was located near the guard rail of the old 5th bridge on Carolina side near where the Railroad would have converged.
#6 Clue, Wednesday Nov. 15th :: One who would show compassion through sustenance.
“My principal object in educating myself in this line is to educate, in turn, the poor people about me to use the bountiful provision of nature which they allow to go to decay, unused, at their very doors, in such quantities.” He would study mushrooms to aide those who could not afford food.
#7 Clue, Thursday Nov. 17th :: One who gave warning of another's plot.
Being great at seeing numbers and puzzles, Benson later advised the U.S. attorney general of the possibility of fraud involving European and American fiscal exchange rates and, when he became aware of the activities of Carlo Ponzi, specifically warned the Massachusetts attorney general of the original “Ponzi Scheme.”
#8 Clue, Friday Nov. 18th :: A cryptologist would skip on what is no longer there, but the box is closer to home.
One thing he loved was solving puzzles, and having heard that the French army had developed an "undiscipherable code," he obtained a cryptogram in that code through Congressman James C. C. Black, a fellow veteran. On October 26, 1896, he wrote to the U.S. secretary of war Daniel S. Lamont to note that he had succeeded in solving the cipher. Lamont was sufficiently interested to send Berry some examples of the U.S. Army code. Berry easily translated all four of the samples and even corrected some mistakes.
One of the codes looked like this:
Berry translated it like this:
Old man Plunkett said that he was even with the world, for he owed about as much as he did not owe.
Berry probably appreciated the cryptographer's sense of humor. Though Berry offered his services free to the War Department, the bureaucrats there declined his help.
#9 Clue, Saturday Nov. 19th (the in-store clue in advance) :: Near where old would meet new and wood crossing metal will lead you to rubber.
This clue was referencing the two bridges - fifth street and the railroad bridge (where Benson would skip along the ties) and a branch hung at the rail. The box was in a tire.
Bonus Clue at Gerald Jones Auto Group :: :: Within that which has no end but appears to not be where it belongs.
This box was in an old tire tossed near the edge of the woods.
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