War Papers Read Before the Commandery of the State of Wisconsin, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Volume 4

War Papers Read Before the Commandery of the State of Wisconsin, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...orders in this country limiting original membership to officers and owing their existence to all or some of the wars of the country, the Loyal Legion in point of numbers, prominence of its members in the various walks of life, and in its effort to preserve and stimulate patriotic thought and effort has established a record unsurpassed and scarcely equaled by any society of a similar nature. The one magnificent and beneficent organization, the Grand Army of the Republic, to which the mind would naturally revert for comparison, differs so in purpose and in membership that the two rather supplement one another instead of running counter. Founded originally as an exclusive military organization one of the missions of the Loyal Legion has been to continue to promote the professional associations of the civil war, to strengthen the spirit of comradeship developed by that war, to publish and preserve the historical facts of the contest as they were seen by the individual, to preserve the records of the volunteers and to aid in perpetuating the patriotic spirit of the country That work it has been doing for many years and that work it has done well. Now the men who actually fought the civil war, the men who endured the hardships, the men who braved the dangers and who made the sacrifices are rapidly passing away. So rapidly that the time will soon be at hand when few will be the survivors who actually saw any service. Is it not pertinent then, when enough of the passing veterans are here to give expression to their wishes and to advise and counsel with us, to ask this question: What of the future of the Loyal Legion? Provision has been made for a continuance of membership by admitting the sons or the nearest living male relatives of the officers of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590104
  • 9781236590107