Browse Items (72 total)

  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

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Letter from Worshipful Master Elwood Evans of Olympia Lodge, No. 1. Dated July 30, 1864. This letter from Elwood Evand, the Worshipful Master of Olympia Lodge, No. 1, warns the Fraternity to be wary of Masonic imposter "O. H. Treat, Tweed, or Treed,"

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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 Allen Putnam to Alonzo Hall Quint. Dated November 16, 1863. In this letter, Alonzo Hall Quint's father-in-law Allen Putnam informs Quint of the birth of his son, Wilder Dwight Quint. Alonzo Hall Quint served as a Chaplain in the Second…

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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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Jeff. Davis going to war, Jeff. Davis returning from war an [ass]. Dated 1861. This wood engraving created by E. Rogers depicts a metamorphic image of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Imprint at the bottom of the document reads, "Entered,…

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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…