WHAT WE DO

Main areas of our focus


The principal objectives of MOLLUS are to foster military and naval science, promote allegiance to the United States government, perpetuate the memory of those who fought to preserve the unity and indivisibility of the Republic and to honor the memory and promote the ideals of President Abraham Lincoln.

President Lincoln

Programs to honor President Abraham Lincoln and events memorializing the Civil War and the men and women who were active in them.

Historical Journal

Publishing a quarterly historical journal, The Loyal Legion Historical Journal.

ROTC Awards

Presentations of ROTC awards to further the studies of military and naval science at the collegiate level.

Historical Sites

Supporting efforts to preserve Civil War battlefields and sites.

Monuments

Erecting, restoring and maintaining plaques, memorials, and monuments commemorating events and personalities of the Civil War.

Patriotism

Engaging in other patriotic and educational activities.

This is our story

The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) was founded by Federal Officers of the Civil War the day President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865.

12,000

ORIGINAL COMPANIONS

The approximate number of Union Officers that joined MOLLUS in the decades following the Civil War.

5

U.S. PRESIDENTS

U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley were original MOLLUS members.

19

COMMANDERIES

Current number of MOLLUS Commanderies in the United States.

6

STATES IN VIRGINIA COMMANDERY

Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

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