Posted by Champ on January 23, 1999 at 22:08:58:
In Reply to: Re: Simon Girty & the Dark and Bloody Ground posted by Elaine on January 23, 1999 at 20:29:52:
: Champ & Victoria,
: Thanks for your posts and references. Very interesting!
: Two things that you mentioned, Victoria, that interest me. Your mention of your gggg-grandaddy Anderson as a mason & your observation that this *brotherhood* may very well have played a part in Brant's decision to spare his life .... The Freemason Society was one of the 'orders' that Brant embraced. I think it often played a far greater role in historic events or personal decisions than is acknowledged. It is a connection often overlooked.
You will find many examples in the War Between The States of Freemasonary having an affect on such things as care of wounded, successful escape attempts, etc.
There really should be a book written on the subject. Maybe I'll ask my compatriots in the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a number of them are Freemasons, and may know of a book on the subject.
You bring up a very good & much over looked point.
I believe that on more than one occassion Brant saved a life due to Freemason connection.
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