The item up for bid is an original Civil War Veterans Military Order of the Loyal Legion medal. This medal is numbered 5943 according to the MOLLUS Society that number was assigned to William Rhodes of the Oregon Commandry who served as an Ensign and ended his carrier as a Lieutenant Commander with the US Navy. This item is unconditionally guaranteed as original and vintage. Buyer has a 7 day inspection and return privilege as long as item is returned in the same condition as sent. Please look at my other great military items on ebay

On April 15, 1865, as word of President Abraham Lincoln's death spread throughout the country, three Union Army officer friends met in Philadelphia to discuss the tragic news. Rumors from Washington of a conspiracy to destroy the Federal government by assassination of its leaders prompted the three officers to form an organization that could help thwart future threats to the national government

A mass meeting of Philadelphia veterans was held on April 20, 1865 to pledge renewed allegiance to the Union and to plan for participation in the funeral arrangements for the President. The Philadelphia officers, who served as an honor guard for President Lincoln's funeral cortege, met again after the funeral was over to establish a permanent organization of officers and former officers patterned
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