By Michael A. Halleran
The 1st in-depth research of the Freemasons in the course of the Civil War
One of the iconic but little tested topics in Civil warfare lore is the frequent trust that at the box of conflict and in a while, individuals of Masonic inns might provide reduction and luxury to wounded or captured enemy Masons, usually at nice own sacrifice and possibility. This paintings is a deeply researched exam of the recorded, functional results of Freemasonry between Civil battle individuals on either sides.
From first-person debts culled from regimental histories, diaries, and letters, Michael A. Halleran has built an outline of 19th-century American freemasonry mostly and Masonry within the armies of either North and South particularly, and supplied telling examples of ways Masonic brotherhood labored in perform. Halleran information the reaction of the fraternity to the drawback of secession and struggle, and examines acts of tips to enemies at the battlefield and in POW camps.
The writer examines rigorously the foremost Masonic tales from the Civil warfare, particularly the parable that accomplice Lewis A. Armistead made the Masonic signal of misery as he lay death on the high-water mark of Pickett’s cost at Gettysburg.