Welcome to the home page of the Virginia Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
As you will see, the Order is one of the oldest veterans/hereditary organizations still in existence in the country. Please read over our history and our role today. We would appreciate hearing from you and about your ancestors who helped save the Union in 1861 - 1865.
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.
Programs to honor President Abraham Lincoln and events memorializing the Civil War and the men and women who were active in them.
Publishing a quarterly historical journal, The Loyal Legion Historical Journal.
Presentations of ROTC awards to further the studies of military and naval science at the collegiate level.
Supporting efforts to preserve Civil War battlefields and sites.
Erecting, restoring and maintaining plaques, memorials, and monuments commemorating events and personalities of the Civil War.
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.
The approximate number of Union Officers that joined MOLLUS in the decades following the Civil War.
U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, and William
McKinley were original MOLLUS members.
Current number of MOLLUS Commanderies in the United States.
STATES IN VIRGINIA COMMANDERY
Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and West Virginia.