FreeMason’s and the Civil War

Past Master William Comer, Civil War Reenactor tells his story about the Free Mason’s involvement in the Civil War. Which Mason started the war, and which Mason finished it. How prisoner’s were treated, and how the Brotherhood of Freemasonry prevailed. This video was produced at Palmwood Lodge No.303 in West Palm Beach, Florida during open lodge. It’s Civil War history, told from a totally different perspective.

Brother Albert Pike

On June 20, 1867, Scottish Rite officials conferred upon Johnson the 4th to 32nd Freemasonry degrees, and he later went to Boston to dedicate a Masonic Temple.

A Freemason

Albert Pike was born on December 29, 1809, in Boston, and was the oldest of six children born to Benjamin and Sarah Andrews Pike.  He studied at Harvard, and later served as a Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, Pike was found guilty of treason and jailed, only to be pardoned by fellow Freemason President Andrew Johnson on April 22, 1866, who met with him the next day at the White House.