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The better angels of our nature : freemasonry in the American Civil War

Author: Michael A Halleran
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010.
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One of the enduring yet little examined themes in Civil War lore is the widespread belief that on the field of battle and afterward, members of Masonic lodges would give aid and comfort to wounded or captured enemy Masons, often at great personal sacrifice and danger. This work is a deeply researched examination of the recorded, practical effects of Freemasonry among Civil War participants on both sides. From  Read more...
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Halleran, Michael.
Better Angels of Our Nature : Freemasonry in the American Civil War.
Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Halleran
ISBN: 9780817384449 0817384448
OCLC Number: 680620761
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 229 pages) : illustrations, plan
Contents: Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prologue; 1. Masters and Fellows; 2. Plures Ex Uno; 3. "If That Is Masonry I Will Take Some of It Myself"; 4. Saving the Life of the Enemy; 5. Gentlemen of the White Apron; Photographs; 6. A More Decent Interment; 7. All Passions Laid Aside?: Freemasonry in the Army; Afterword; Notes; Glossary of Masonic Terms; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Michael A. Halleran.

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From first-person accounts culled from regimental histories, diaries, and letters, the author has constructed an overview of 19th-century American freemasonry in general and Masonry in the armies of  Read more...

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"Given the freshness of the topic, the good research, and the effective presentation, I strongly recommend this book. It covers a significant but unstudied aspect of the war." - Earl J. Hess, author Read more...

 
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