- Item 101070 - Knights Templar member, Bangor, 1864
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- Item 101070
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"The Knight Templars were the most magnificent body I ever saw," John Martin of Bangor wrote in his account of their appearance at the consecration of the Soldiers' Monument at Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor on June 17, 1864.Show Details
Martin, a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper who wrote and illustrated detailed remembrances of his life and activities, added, "Their uniform was black broad cloth of the finest quality & their caps beaver plush their arms swords and every member wore a scarlet sash."
The illustration and details appear on page 25 of his 1864 "Scrap and Sketch Book."