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BAY STATE ARMY LODGE #1

In 1861, six dispensations were granted for lodges to be held with active-duty regiments during the American Civil War. Each dispensation was granted to a particular regiment. These dispensations expired at the end of 1865.

Dispensation Granted By: William T. Coolidge

Regiment: 3rd Infantry/Third Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers

Precedence Date: 05/16/1861

NOTES

From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. XX, No. 9, June 1861:

A Dispensation was granted on the 7th ultimo, for a Lodge in the Third Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, stationed at Fort Monroe, Virginia. The officers named in the Dispensation are W. Brother Timothy Ingraham, Master; Brother A. S. Cushman, S. W.; Brother Wm. A. Sewell, J. W. ; all of New Bedford. Brother Ingraham holds the rank of Captain in the service, and is a Past Master of great experience.


PAST MASTERS

  • Col. Timothy Ingraham, 1861-1865 Mem

YEARS

1861


LINKS

Massachusetts Lodges