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MOLLUS stands forthe Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the history of this organization is given below. The members, all officers who had served in the US Army, presented papers dealing with their experiences and observations during the Civil War and all are full of information and insights. I have love prowling through these treasuers and wanted to share with others. All of the sites listed below are accessible online.
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This is from the MOLLUS web site and describes the beginnings and reasons for its formation
Welcome to the World Wide Web home of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS). On April 15, 1865, as word of --President Abraham Lincoln's death spread throughout the country, three Union Army officer friends met in Philadelphia to discuss the tragic news. Rumors from Washington of a conspiracy to destroy the Federal government by assassination of its leaders prompted the three officers to form an organization that could help thwart future threats to the national government.

A mass meeting of Philadelphia veterans was held on April 20, 1865 to pledge renewed allegiance to the Union and to plan for participation in the funeral arrangements for the President. The Philadelphia officers, who served as an honor guard for President Lincoln's funeral cortege, met again after the funeral was over to establish a permanent organization of officers and former officers patterned after the Society of Cincinnati established after the Revolutionary War. The name they chose, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, first appeared in a notice calling a meeting on May 31, 1865 at Independence Hall.


War Papers Read before the Commandery of the State of Wisconsin,
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Pub. under direction of the Commandery, vol. 1-4


Military Essays and Recollections;
Papers Read before the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States ...
Pub. by Order of the Commandery. Vol 1-4


War Papers, Read before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States :
v. 1, 3 and 4


Civil War Papers Read before the Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 1900

Volume 1-2


Glimpses of the nation's struggle.
[1st]-6th series. Papers read before the Minnesota Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States [1887]-1903/08.

Volumes 1-4

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000318866


War Papers read before the Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Volume 1-2


War Papers read before the Indiana Commandery
, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.





War sketches and Iincidents as Related by Companions of the Iowa... of the COMMANDERY OF IOWA, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Volume 1

https://archive.org/stream/warsketchesincid01mili/warsketchesincid01mili_djvu.txt


War Papers and Personal Reminiscences, 1861-1865 :
read before the Commandery of the State of Missouri, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.




Online MOLLUS papers


 
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