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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Production Update: The U.S. Army War College's MOLLUS Collection

By Carole Adrienne


The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, (MOLLUS), is an American patriotic order formed on April 15, 1865 by military officers of the United States who had "aided in maintaining the honor, integrity, and supremacy of the national movement" during the Civil War.

This venerable organization collected and preserved thousands of photographs and documents from the war. The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Library in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, counts these among their vast holdings.

The original images have been photocopied and placed in more than 140 binders. The originals are stored in their temperature and humidity-controlled archives. We are working with these albums to select hundreds of photographs for use in our documentary series, "Civil War Medicine".

In these photocopies, you can see the elegant presentation of the original pictures, with hand-drawn embellishment on most pages. Many of the portraits include the subject's "autograph" or signature, pasted into a box drawn onto the page.

Visit more libraries, archives and museums with us as production continues on this unique documentary series. You can also make a tax-deductible contribution to the "Civil War Medicine" project on our website, www.CivilWarRx.com. Thank you!

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