What does a Civil War era Masonic pin look like?

I recently blogged about a true Franklin story regarding how a Union Mason saved the life of a Confederate wounded Mason. As the story goes, a Union Mason soldier noticed the Confederate was wearing a Masonic pin and thus saved his life. At first I could not imagine how a Union soldier could even recognize a small pin that the Confederate would have been wearing. Then I checked on eBay and found this.  If William F. Gibson was wearing anything like this one I can understand how the Union soldier would’ve seen it.

Masonic pin belonging to William Clark, it has a date of 1863 on it.

Read: Confederate soldier from Arkansas saved by a fellow Mason who was a Union soldier

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