MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES

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The purpose of this page is to present articles dealing with Original Companions of Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) and their experiences and service to our country prior to, during, and after the Civil War, and articles relating to the Civil War in general. The articles may be original contributions or reprints from the Commandery-in-Chief and Commanderies' MOLLUS compilations. Individuals interested in submitting articles for consideration should send them to Keith G. Harrison, National Webmaster, either by email, at PCINC@prodigy.net, or by U.S. mail (on computer disk), at 4209 Santa Clara Drive, Holt, Michigan 48842. Submitted articles may be edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency in word use, and general style.

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US PARTICIPATES IN MEXICO'S
CINCO DE MAYO SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION

by Keith G. Harrison, Past Commander-in-Chief,
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States &
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War;
Jeffry Burden, Commander-in-Chief,
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; and
Eugene Mortorff, National Secretary,
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
(May 2012)

MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH WARREN KEIFER USV (Spanish American War)
BVT MG, BVT BG USV, COLONEL OHIO INFANTRY USV (Civil War)
(1836 Ohio 1932 Ohio)
Original Companion, Ohio Commandery, Insignia Number 2484

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(November 2009)

CLARK OF THE OREGON
James M. Gallen
(July 2009)

MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES
(Presention to the 123rd National Congress Banquet)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

by Dr. John A. Latschar, Supertendant (Insignia #22082)
Gettysburg National Military Park
(October 2008)

A PARABLE FOR FATHERS: A LOYAL DAUGHTER'S STORY OF A LOYAL LEGION MAN
(AKA: A PARABLE FOR FATHERS)

by Julia Francis Wood (1880 - 1935)

Transcribed by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(March 2008)

BREVET MAJOR GENERAL REGIS de TROBRIAND, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1816 France - 1897 New York)

by Waldron K. Post, II, Chancellor-in-Chief and Connecticut Commandery Commander
(January 2008)

MAJOR & ADC JUILUS PITZMAN, FIRST DIVISION MSM, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
CAPTAIN 6TH MISSOURI INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS

(1837 Hallerstadt, Germany - 1923 St. Louis, Missouri)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(January 2007)

REAR ADMIRAL CHARLES H. POOR, U.S. NAVY
(1808 Massachusetts - 1882 Washington DC)

by Keith G. Harrison, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief
and Cary Randall Stone-Greenstein, Great Great Granddaughter of David M. Kindleberger
(November 2006)

REAR ADMIRAL DAVID M. KINDLEBERGER, U.S. NAVY
(1834 Ohio 1921 New York)

by Keith G. Harrison, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief
and Cary Randall Stone-Greenstein, Great Granddaughter of David M. Kindleberger
(November 2006)

CHIEF ENGINEER HENRY CLAY MCILVAINE, U.S. NAVY
(1838 Pennsylvania 1900 Pennsylvania)

by Keith G. Harrison, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief
and Cary Randall Stone-Greenstein, Great Granddaughter of Henry Clay McIlvaine
(October 2006)

WITNESS!
Kilburn Knox and the Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators

by Robert Girard Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
(October 2006)

LIEUTENANT COLONEL CURWEN BOYD MCLELLAN, 1ST US CAVALRY
(1829 Scotland - 1898 Missouri)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
and Mitchell Grant Davenport, Associate Companion
(October 2006)

REAR ADMIRAL STEPHEN BLEECKER LUCE SR., U.S. NAVY
(1827 New York - 1917 Rhode Island)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(October 2006)

CAPTAIN NELSON THOMASSON, COMPANY E, 5TH INFANTRY, U.S. ARMY
(1839 Kentucky - 1933 Illinois)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(September 2006)

MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, U.S. ARMY
(1830 Maine 1909 Vermont)
[Founder and President of Howard University (1869-1874), Founder and President of Lincoln Memorial University (1895)]

by Karl Frederick Schaeffer, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, and Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(September 2006)

REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE BEALL BALCH JR., U.S. NAVY
(1821 Tennessee - 1908 North Carolina)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(September 2006)

COLONEL AUSTIN AUGUSTUS KING JR., 13TH MISSOURI CAVALRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1841 Missouri - 1886 Missouri)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(July 2006)

ISAAC BOWMAN, SECOND LIEUTENANT, 210th PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1837 Pennsylvania - 1881 Pennsylvania)

by Karl Frederick Schaeffer, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, and Rosemary Schaeffer, National President
(July 2006)

COMMANDER SAMUEL DANA GREENE, U.S. NAVY
(1840 Maryland - 1884 New Hampshire)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(July 2006)

LIEUTENANT COLONEL DAVID WALKER WEAR, 45TH MISSOURI INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1843 Missouri - 1896 Missouri)
and 1ST SERGEANT JAMES HUTCHINSON WEAR, 52ND ENROLLED MISSOURI MILITIA
(1838 Missouri - 1893 Missouri)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(June 2006)

MAJOR GENERAL ADNA ROMANZA CHAFFEE JR., U.S. ARMY
(1884 Kansas - 1941 Massachusetts)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(April 2006)

LIEUTENANT GENERAL ADNA ROMANZA CHAFFEE SR., U.S. ARMY
(1842 Ohio - 1914 California)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(April 2006)

ACTING MASTER ALFRED LUBAUGH BERNIER DI ZEREGA, U.S. NAVY
(1838 New York - 1920 Virginia)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(February 2006)

MAJOR JOHN WESLEY EMERSON, 47TH MISSOURI INFANTRY U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1832 Massachusetts - 1899 Missouri)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(January 2006)

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN POPE BAKER, U.S. ARMY
(1838 Illinois - 1907 Missouri)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Past Commander-in-Chief
(January 2006)

REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE EUGENE BELKNAP, U.S. NAVY
(1832 New Hampshire - 1903 Florida)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(September 2005)

GETTYSBURG JULY 1963: PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS
by G. Hall Todd, Chaplain, Pennsylvania Commandery
Transcribed by Keith G. Harrison, Chancellor-in-Chief
(September 2005)

1ST LIEUTENANT AND ADJUTANT HARVEY MARION TRIMBLE
93RD ILLINOIS INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(August 2005)

CAPTAIN LEO RASSIEUR
30TH MISSOURI INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(August 2005)

MAJOR WILLIAM WARNER
44TH WISCONSIN INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(August 2005)

BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN CHARLES BLACK
COLONEL, 37TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(August 2005)

REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNONS OF THE HMS ACTAEON
DISPLAYED AT THE LAFAYETTE PARK IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(August 2005)

REAR ADMIRAL OSCAR WALTER FARENHOLT, U.S. NAVY
(1843 Texas - 1920 California)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(July 2005)

ARBA N. WATERMAN, LIEUTENANT COLONEL, 100TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS
(1838 Ohio - 1896 Illinois)

by Tom Ledoux
(April 2005)

LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE AUGUSTUS PURINGTON, U.S. ARMY
(1838 Ohio - 1896 Illinois)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(February 2005)

MICHIGAN MONUMENT AT ANDERSONVILLE PRISON REDEDICATED
by Bruce B. Butgereit, Commander, Michigan Commandery
(February 2005)

A CIVIL WAR MONUMENT SERVICE OF REDEDICATION
by Bruce B. Butgereit, Commander, Michigan Commandery
(November 2004)

MAJOR JOHN CONLINE
(1846 Vermont - 1916 Washington D.C.)

by Robert Tavernier,
(November 2004)

LIEUTENANT COLONEL HENRY HARTFORD
(1837 Ireland - 1919 Kansas)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(April 2004)

MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON DEITZLER, KSM, BG, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1826 Pennsylvania - 1884 Arizona)

by Christopher Alan Edwards, Missouri Commandery
(April 2004)

BREVET LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARTIN L. BUNDY
(1817 North Carolina - ?)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief

(March 2004)

SURGEON AND BVT LT COL HORACE WARDNER, 12TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1829 New York - 1905 Indiana)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander-in-Chief
(February 2004)

AN INSIGHT INTO PROFESSOR CHAMBERLAIN'S PHILOSOPHY AND ITS APPLICATION
TO CURRENT THREATS FACING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD

by Rutherford B. Johnson
(May 2003)

ARTHUR MACARTHUR: SHORT OF MEMORY, LONG OF SHADOW
by James M. Gallen
(April 2003)

JOHN BROWN AT HARPERS FERRY: MARINES ANSWER THE CALL
by Kevin P. Gallen
(April 2003)

THE CONFEDERATE MARINE CORPS: THEY ALSO SERVED
by Kevin P. Gallen
(April 2003)

1ST LIEUTENANT GEORGE KELLOGG DAUCHY, 12TH BATTERY NEW YORK LIGHT ARTILLERY, U.S. VOLUNTEERS
(1829 New York - 1912 Illinois)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander, Missouri Commandery
(February 2002)

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER MOSES SHERWOOD STUYVESANT, U.S. NAVY
(1841 Indiana - 1906 Missouri)

by Douglas Niermeyer, Commander, Missouri Commandery
(February 2002)

THE VERMONT BOY WHO VOLUNTEERED IN 1861, SERVED BRAVELY,
WAS WOUNDED GRIEVOUSLY, AND DIED FOR THE UNION

(Eulogy of General T.E.G. Ransom Given Before Ransom Post No. 131
Grand Army of the Republic, St. Louis, Missouri, June 20, 1884)

by General W.T. Sherman
Submitted by Sandee Gylanders
(July 2001)

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO AND INCLUDING
BRIGADIER GENERAL T.E.G. RANSOM'S DEATH
AT THE BERRYHILL HOUSE, ROME, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 29, 1864

by Lieutenant Joseph D. Tredway, Staff of Late Brigadier General Ransom
Submitted by Sandee Gylanders
(July 2001)

SOME NOTES ON THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MAJOR-GENERAL JULIUS STAHEL
by Stephen Beszedits
(July 2001)
(Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader in Needed to Access this Article)

ANOTHER LINCOLN BOY
by George Ruehle, Company C, 27th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
by Cleon Duryea
(February 2001)

OFFICERS OF HISPANIC DESCENT IN THE UNION ARMY
by Robert Girard Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
(May 2000)

THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION
135 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE NATION

by Robert Girard Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
(February 2000)

NOTABLE HUNGARIANS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE CIVIL WAR
by Stephen Beszedits
(December 1999)

LT COL EDWARD GEORGE FAHNESTOCK
MINNESOTA COMMANDERY, INSIGNIA 13871
MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES

by Karl Frederick Schaeffer
(November 1999)

JAMES HARMON WARD
THE UNITED STATES' FIRST NAVAL OFFICER CASUALTY
OF THE CIVIL WAR

by Robert Girard Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
(August 1999)

BRIGADIER GENERAL THOMAS HAMLIN HUBBARD
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF 1913 - 1915
MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES

by Karl Frederick Schaeffer
(July 1999)

AUGUSTUS PLUMMER DAVIS:FATHER AND FOUNDER OF THE
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

by Richard D. Orr
(July 1999)

REMEMBER CHARLES SIGSBEE
by James M. Gallen
(January 1999)

THE CHRISTMAS CAROL SOLDIER
by Robert Girard Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
(October 1998)

FOUR YOUNG DETROITERS AND THE CIVIL WAR
by Donald M.D. Thurber (August 1998)

GENERAL WILLIAM SHAFTER: CAREER VOLUNTEER
by James M. Gallen
(May 1998)

GEORGE DEWEY: FROM MOBILE BAY TO MANILA BAY
by James M. Gallen
(April 1998)

MOLLUS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
by Robert Girard Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
(April 1998)



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