Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Welcome to the home page of the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. As you will see, the Order is one of the oldest veterans/hereditary organizations still in existence in the country. Please read over our history and our role today. We would appreciate hearing from you and about your officer ancestors who helped save the Union in 1861 - 1865. Contact Mass MOLLUS
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, also known by its acronym MOLLUS or simply as the Loyal Legion, is a United States patriotic order, organized April 15, 1865, by officers of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States who "had aided in maintaining the honor, integrity, and supremacy of the national movement" during the American Civil War. They stated as their purpose the cherishing of memories and associations of the war waged in defense of the unity and indivisibility of the Republic; the strengthening of the ties of fraternal fellowship and sympathy formed by companionship in arms; the relief of the widows and children of dead companions of the order; and the advancement of the general welfare of the soldiers and sailors of the United States. The modern organization is composed of descendants of these officers (hereditary members), and others who share the ideals of the Order (associate members), who collectively are considered "Companions".
David O. Whittemore, Esq.
910 Boston Post Road East, Suite 170 Marlborough, MA 01752
Ed Welch, Recorder
145 Bennett St
Wrentham, MA 02093
"Our Forebears and Massachusetts in the
by R.E.Shecter Published in 2014
for the MOLLUS National Congress hosted by the
Union Blue tells the story of MOLLUS, founded in the wake of Lincoln’s assassination.
Available at Amazon
Mass MOLLUS Newsletter for July, 2017
(Click on the page above)
The annual Fall gathering will be Saturday, October 6th in Kennebunk,
Maine. Lunch at the Kennebunk Inn followed by a 2 1/2 hour Trolley ride visiting sites once dedicated to the early days of ship building.
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Companions
Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War
as Assembled by
Dr. Robert G. Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
October 1, 2003
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