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  • Subject is exactly "United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. "

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Circular letter from the Masonic Mission to Mosaic Lodge, No. 52. September 20, 1864. In this circular letter, William Hobart Hadley, the Vice President of the Masonic Mission in Maine, and Agent for the New England States, reminds the Fraternity…

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Letter from Winyah Lodge, No. 40, to Pacific Lodge, No. 45. Dated June 04, 1873. In this letter, Winyah Lodge, No. 40, describes how white Union soldiers of the 15th Maine torched their lodge building in response to being “relieved by a Battalion of…

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Letter from Grand Master William Parkman to Alonzo Hall Quint. Dated November 17, 1864. In this letter, Grand Master William Parkman of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts provides Freemason Alonzo Hall Quint with information regarding Quint's proposed…

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Letter from George Quint to Alonzo Hall Quint. Dated November 3/4, 1861. In this letter, George Quint updates his son Alonzo Hall Quint, a Chaplain in the Second Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, on events happening at home during the Civil War.…

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Letter from Moses Williams to Alonzo Hall Quint. Dated August 27, 1862. In this letter, Williams thanks Quint, a Chaplain in the Second Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, for sending Williams a lock of his deceased son's hair. First Lieutenant…

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Handwritten statement on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Dated May 17, 1865. This handwritten preamble and resolution by Benjamin Dean of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, expresses the Supreme Council’s sympathy…

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Our company in the Sunday school army petition. Dated between 1861 and 1865. This document from a Sunday school petitions readers to contribute money to provide Union soldiers with religious literature. During the Civil War, Sunday schools and the…

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You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh, near the Atlantic. Dated 1863. This satirical invitation to a fictitious political gathering invites Peace Democrats or “Copperheads” to a…

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The General boardinghouse card. Dated between 1864 and 1867. This patriotic business card for Caroline Rogers’ boardinghouse, “The General,” most likely served as an advertisement to soldiers and the family members of wounded Union soldiers who were…

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The Moon boardinghouse card. Dated between 1862 and 1864. This patriotic business card for Frederick Stieringer’s boardinghouse, “The Moon,” most likely served as an advertisement to soldiers and the family members of wounded Union soldiers who were…