With the sub-title “Being and Account of Lodges and Regiments and Ships of War and of Famous Soldiers and Sailors (of all Countries) who Have Belonged to the Society together with Biographies of Distinguished Military and Naval Brethren, and Anecdotes showing the Influence of Masonry in Warfare.” This is an unusual, and very scarce publication in it’s 1899 original printing.
MILITARY LODGES The Apron and the Sword or Freemasonry Under Arms.
In this volume Robert Freke Gould who is best remembered for his massive six volume “History of Freemasonry, examines the history of Masonry as it relates to warfare and the military. With useful biographies of both Naval and Military freemasons, both British and foreign. It is interesting to see the extent that Freemasonry was embedded within 19th century armies.