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F ounded April 15, 1865, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) was the nation's first Civil War veterans organization.

The founders of the Loyal Legion drew their inspiration for the structure of the Order from the Society of the Cincinnati.

Nearly twelve thousand Union Civil War officers became MOLLUS members. At its peak, MOLLUS counted practically every prominent veteran federal officer among its ranks.

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Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration in Washington, DC

Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration in Washington, DC

11 Jan

Companions joined with other Commander-in-Chief Companions in Washington DC to observe Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12th, 2014

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