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Bibliography of books and articles about Freemasonry and the Civil War

Bibliography about Freemasonry and the Civil War Era

draft by Paul M. Bessel [email protected] as of September 22, 1998

Items are listed in alphabetic order within each category, disregarding “a” or “the”
items in [brackets] are notes for further work on this bibliography

Books

The Antimasonic Party in the United States 1826-1843
author: William Preston Vaughn
publisher: University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
date: 1983

The Astonishing Saber Duel of Abraham Lincoln
author: James E. Myers
publisher: Lincoln-Herndon Building Publishers, Springfield, Illinois
date: 1968
40 pages

Befriend and Relieve Every Brother: Freemasonry During Wartime
author: Richard Eugene Shields, Jr.
publisher: The Carolina Trader, Monroe, North Carolina
date: 1994
77 pages

Heroic Deeds of Noble Master Masons During the Civil War
author: Jacob Jewell
date: 1916

House Reunited: Masonry Aids Reconstruction
author: Allen E. Roberts
soft cover
publisher: Anchor Communications, Highland Springs, Virginia
date: 1996
ISBN 0-935633-15-4
84 pages

House Undivided: The Story of Freemasonry and the Civil War
author: Allen E. Roberts
publisher: Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Richmond, Virginia
date: 1961, reprinted 1964, 1976
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 61-14452
ISBN-0-88053-056-1
356 pages

Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby
author: Kevin H. Siepel
publisher: St. Martin’s Press, New York
date: 1983
page 129 for a story about Masonic prisoners spared from hanging

Reluctant General: The Life and Times of Albert Pike
author: Robert Lipscomb Duncan
publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York
date: 1961
Library of Congress Card Number: 61-5035
289 pages

Stephen A. Douglas: Freemason
author: Wayne C. Temple
publisher: The Masonic Book Club, Illinois Lodge of Research, Bloomington, Illinois
date: 1982
soft cover, 109 pages

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend
author: James I. Robertson, Jr.
publisher: Macmillian Publishing USA
date: 1997
950 pages
page 5: “Jonathan Jackson [Stonewall’s father] … was instrumental in the June 20, 1814, establishment of the first Masonic lodge in Clarksburg [now West Virginia].”
page 791, footnote 17 to Chapter 1: “Local tradition has it that Jonathan Jackson was also loose with the funds of the Masonic lodge that he helped to establish.”
page 7: “After the father’s death came family destitution…. Only when the family lost the home did she [Jackson’s mother] relent and accept from the local Masonic Order the use of a one-room house ….”

The Underground Railroad
author: William Still, son of an escaped slave, Philadelphia industrialist and philanthropist, Secretary of the Vigilance Committee, founder of lthe Chirstian Street YMCA in Philadelphia.
date: 1872
Phraseology in his book indicates knowledge of EA, FC, MM degrees.

Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier’s Life
author: David M. Jordan
publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis
date: 1938
ISBN 0-253-36580-5
303 pages
page 102: “…Hancock’s recovery began …. Two weeks later he was able to attend a Masonic meeting …”

Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee’s Journal, 1828-1870
author: Benjamin Brown French
editors: Donald B. Cole and John J. McDonough
publisher: University Press of New England, Hanover and London
date: 1989
675 pages

A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War
author: Stephen B. Oates
publisher: The Free Press, A Division of Macmillian, Inc., New York
date: 1994
527 pages
pages 40-41: “She wanted to … nurse the wounded. But she was paralyzed with doubts…. Then her father commanded her to go. He reminded her that she was ‘the daughter of an accepted Mason’ and a Universalist and that it was her duty on both counts to ‘seek and comfort the afflicted everywhere.'”

Pamphlets

Freemasons at Gettysburg
author: Sheldon A. Munn
publisher: Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
date: 1993
ISBN-0-939631-68-7
92 pages

Masonry Under Two Flags
author: Allen E. Roberts
publisher: Masonic Service Association of the United States
date: August 1968, third printing January 1983
49 pages

“Trust in God and Fear Nothing”: Gen Lewis A. Armistead, CSA
author: Wayne E. Motts
publisher: Farnsworth House Military Impressions, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
date: 1994
ISBN 0-9643632-08
64 pages

Articles

article title: Abraham Lincoln was not a Freemason
publication: Lincoln Lore
date: January 1971, Number 1595.

article title: An Aftermath of ‘Sampson’s Ghost:’ A New Lincoln Document
author: Wayne C. Temple
publication: Lincoln Herald
date: 1989
page: 42

article title: Chicago 1860: A Mason’s Wigwam?
author: Olivier Fraysse
publication: Lincoln Herald
date: Fall 1985
page: 71

article title: Civil War Riots Charged to Masons
author: Robert H. Gollmar
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1955
page 6

article title: Confederates Raid Town of St. Albans, Vermont, While Chapter Meets
publication: Royal Arch Mason
date: December 1948 (volume 2, number 12)
page 369

article title: An Echo of the Civil War
author: Edmund R. Sadowski
publication: Royal Arch Mason
date: December 1957 (volume 5)
page 373

article title: Echoes from the Civil War
author: Henry L. Zelchenko
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1962
page 43

article title: Edwin Booth, Master Mason
author: Dr. Charles G. Reigner
publication: The Philalethes
date: October 1964
page 75

article title: Edwin M. Stanton and Freemasonry
author: Erving E. Beauregard
publication: Lincoln Herald
date: 1993
page: 124

article title: Federal Officers Confer Masonic Degrees on Confederate Officers
publication: Royal Arch Mason
date: December 1952 (volume 4, number 4)
page 103

article title: Fraternal Courtesies in War Time
author: Leonard B. Voorhees
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1971
page 22

article title: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction: 1. Patient Toiling
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1964
page 16

article title: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction: 2. “Friendship, Fraternity, Union”
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: April 1964
page 34

article title: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction: 3. The Battle Lines are Drawn
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1964
page 47

article title: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction: 4. Bitterness in the Political Arena
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: August 1964
page 67

article title: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction: 5. [check on subtitle or further title]
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: October 1964
page 83

article title: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction: 6. The Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: December 1964
page 98

article title: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction: 7. The Final Days of Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1965
page 12

article title: Freemasonry Attempts to Prevent the Civil War
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: Royal Arch Mason
date: Summer 1961 (volume 7, number 2)
page 35

article title: Freemasonry in the Civil War
author: Dr. Albert G. Mackey
publication: The Builder
date: December 1922 (volume 8, number 12)
page 370

article title: Freemasonry in the Civil War
author: Albert Pike
publication: The Builder
date: May 1930 (volume 16, number 5)
page 130

article title: Freemasonry Works in Mysterious Ways
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: April 1967
page 39

article title: Historical Notes on Masonry in the Civil War
author: Frank P. Strickland
publication: The Builder
date: January 1930 (volume 16, number 1)
page 8, 38 [check these page citations]

article title: How Masons Attempted to Stop Civil War in Paris
author: Robert J. Clegg
publication: New York Masonic Outlook
date: August 1925
page 266

article title: How the Yankee Colonel Saved the Confederate General’s Library
author: Jerry Marsengill
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1972
page 11

article title: I Am That Man
author: Paul W. Bidwell
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1967
page 15

article title: “I Will Save Washington,” said Brother (General) George B. McClellan
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1966
page 5

article title: Is This of Your Own Free Will and Accord?
author: R.V. Havlik
publication: Lincoln Herald
date: Fall 1985
page: 66

article title: Lincoln and Freemasonry
authors: Elmer Stein, 33, and Fred Schwengel, 33
publication: The Scottish Rite Journal
date: February 1990
page: 21

article title: Lincoln and Masonry
author: Marion Snyder
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1978
page 8

article title: Lincoln and the Masons
publication: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
date: Summer 1955
pages: 191-198

article title: Lincoln’s ‘Duel’
author: Thomas O. Jewett
publication: Lincoln Herald
date: Winter 1987
page: 142
Lincoln and James Shields, then an official in the local Masonic lodge

article title: Masonic Brotherhood in the Civil War
author: Philip Pumerantz
publication: Idaho Lodge of Research No. 1965 Transactions
date: December 1996 (volume 18, number 4)
page: 1

article title: A Masonic Incident as told by Sir Knight John Edwin Mason
author:
publication: Knight Templar
date: March 1975 (volume 21, number 3)
page 24

[check this item]
article title: Masonry and the Civil War
author: Wilmer E. Bresee
publication: Royal Arch Mason
date: 1959 (vol. 7)
page 355

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 1. Freemasonry Attempts to Prevent the Civil War
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1961
page 35

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 2. Freemasonry During the Early Weeks of the Civil War
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: August 1961
page 52

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 3. Freemasonry in the Fall of 1861
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: October 1961
page 86

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 4. Masons on the Tennessee and Cumberland
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: December 1961
page 101

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 5. Masonry in the Spring of 1862
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1962
page 6

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 6. Masonic Rites for the Enemy
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: April 1962
page 23

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 7. “Brotherhood in Practice”
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1962
page 39

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 8. The Romance of Freemasonry
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: August 1962
page 55

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 9. The Beginning of the End
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: October 1962
page 70

article title: Masonry Under Two Flags: 10. The Shooting War Ends
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: December 1962
page 84

article title: My Enemy, My Brother: An Incident at Gettysburg
author: William D. Robertson
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1993
page 61

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Lincoln As a Mason (Question 206)
author: James R. Case
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1966
page 64

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Lincoln As a Mason (Question 206)
author: James R. Case
publication: The Philalethes
date: October 1966
page 96

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Lincoln As a Mason (Question 206)
author: Bob. M. Stowe
publication: The Philalethes
date: August 1967
page 80

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Lincoln Catafalque (Question 299)
author: Melvin L. Pfankuche
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1971
page 64

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Thaddeus Stevens (Question 207)
author: James R. Case
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1966
page 64

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Thaddeus Stevens (Question 207)
author: James R. Case
publication: The Philalethes
date: October 1966
page 96

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Thaddeus Stevens (Question 207)
author: James R. Case
publication: The Philalethes
date: December 1966
page 112

article title: Notes, Queries and Information on Items of Masonic Research: Thaddeus Stevens (Question 207)
author: Bob M. Stowe
publication: The Philalethes
date: April 1967
page 48

article title: One Texan’s View of Masonry in the Civil War
author: Deed L. Vest
publication: Transactions of the Texas Lodge of Research
date: 1978-1979
page 110

article title: Robert Enoch Withers: Doctor, Soldier, Statesman, Editor, Christian Gentleman and Freemason
author: Herbert A. Fisher
publication: The Philalethes
date: June 1969
page 63

Southern Historical Society Papers
volume 2, page 178
volume 12, page 459
volume 13, page 430
volume 17, pages 205-206, 247
volume 18, pages 94, 317, 406, 434
volume 21, page 183
volume 22, pages 341, 375
volume 27, page 108
volume 28, page 46
volume 30, page 145
volume 32, page 84
volume 34, page 153
volume 35, page 57
volume 36, pages 28, 45, 47, 54
volume 41, pages 20, 22, 29

article title: Stephen A. Douglas: Freemason, Patriot and Statesman
author: Everett R. Turnbull
publication: The Philalethes
date: February 1958
page 8

article title: Texas Military Lodges in the Confederate Army
author: Deed L. Vest
publication: Transactions of the Texas Lodge of Research
date: 1977-1978
page 129

article title: Thaddeus Stevens
author: C. Clark Julius
publication: The Philalethes
date: April 1986
page 18

[check this article title]
article title: The War Between the States
author: Dr. Stephen R. Greenberg
publication: The Philalethes
date: July-August 1968
page 70

article title: War Did Not Break Masonic Tie
author: Edmund R. Sadowski
publication: Royal Arch Mason
date: December 1957 (volume 5)
page 370

article title: “We’re Going To Drive Them Out In The Morning,” said Brother John Cabell Breckenridge, C.S.A., at New Market, Virginia
author: Allen E. Roberts
publication: The Philalethes
date: October 1966
page 92

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