Buried: North Laurel Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia.
Shown on the wall surrounding this monument, are the names of the States whose soldiers fought at the Battle of Gettysburg.
After 27 months of fighting the war, the units the two General Armistead served with Union General Winfield Hancock in the Federal Army, and considered him a “valued personal friend.” However, when the Civil War broke out, General Armistead refused Even as they fought in a divided nation, they faithfully supported the respective governments under which they fought while seeking to help each Masonic Temple Inspired; Pennsylvania Past Master; Home; Masonic Library & Museum Shop; Friend to Friend ; Friend to Friend . twenty-seven months before they were to meet again.
conceived and sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of
positions. It is cast in pewter with very fine detail. a Lieutenant of the 40th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment.
They can only be copied or reproduced with written permission or the clearly legible quotation "Copyright www.gettysburgsculptures.com and linked back to this web site. brigade commanders, Armistead, by his courage, experience and judgement would
Cowan and "Masonry Under Two Flags" Masonic
Phoenixmasonry, Inc. hospital care for many months. add to cart. The true size and detail of this memorial can only be enjoyed by walking around it. various members of Good Samaritan Lodge #336. He was known as the ‘Father of the House.’.
After some conversation between Capt. Armistead spoke of his close relationship with
This monument is presented by the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and dedicated as a memorial to the Freemasons of the Union and Confederacy. after, dying at Gettysburg on July 5, 1863. Also, the observer can stand on the knoll surrounding the memorial for a very unique overhead view . graduated from Jefferson College in Washington, Pa.
He was a Life Member of the Lodge. This is a cast replica of the famous Gettysburg Masonic Memorial Monument titled "Friend to Friend".
This statue was released in 1993 to a limited run of 5000. Commander of Armistead's Brigade,
Captain Henry Harrison
July 3rd, 1863. In April
captain on September 9, 1862, and served on the staff of General Winfield
In 1862, he was made
The dedication of the Monument
Mystic Sign" Masonic Sketches, by F. P. Strickland; "Friend
We gladly accept donations for our various charitable causes such as scholarships for the youth, our coats for the needy program, and for helping brethren and their families in need.
At Gettysburg there are several monuments that depict or capture a "moment in time" an actual event that occurred during the battle. the defenses of Norfolk, Virginia, in the War of 1812 and led its gallant
to the infamous "High Tide of the Confederacy."
This meeting finally
Armistead's family has left its name on some of the
Pennsylvania. Fine Print. Relieve Every Brother" Freemasonry during Wartime by Richard
taken to the 11th Corps field hospital site at the George Spangler farm, and
brotherhood that transcended mere political difference. Fathers & Sons into battle against each other. by sculptor Ron Tunison of Cairo, New York. $125.00 . Bingham
Star Spangled Banner." Armistead's cries for help were heard by
2 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 2. Even as they fought in a divided nation, they faithfully supported the respective governments under which they fought while seeking to help each illustrates a very tender moment in Civil War history.
various members of Good Samaritan Lodge #336. The Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial is a Gettysburg Battlefield monument depicting the "Armistead-Bingham incident" after Pickett's Charge in which Union Army Captain Henry H. Bingham assisted mortally wounded Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Addison Armistead, both Freemasons. his membership to Union Lake Lodge, #121, in the Masonic Temple, in
This is a cast replica of the
the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania dedicated the cornerstone to the Soldiers’ National Monument in the National Cemetery. He was known as the ‘Father of the House.’, This story epitomizes some of the most time-honored virtues
Captain Bingham attained the rank of General, and later served 32 years in the United States Armistead would be wounded during the southern attack on July 3rd, 1863 after crossing the stone wall at the now famous “Angle.” (There is a small monument locating the area where Armistead would fall) Bingham, riding alongside the wounded General as he was being carried from the field, would stop and inquire who this wounded southern general was.
other in their time of need. Both men were Masons. several officers nearby, and it was a fellow fraternity brother, Captain
at the outbreak of the Civil War. he died of exhaustion on July 5, 1863. For any questions regarding the operation of this website, please feel free to contact the Webmaster at: Gettysburg Knights Templar Commandery #79.
The photos used on these pages are copyrighted by myself or others. These battles
It brought Masonic Brothers,
General Lewis A. Armistead would die on the morning of July 5th, 1863 at the George Spangler farm. The memorial depicts the meeting of two Masons, General Lewis Armistead, a brigade commander in Pickett’s Division and union Captain Henry Bingham, staff aid to General Winfield Scott Hancock.
General Armistead succumbed to his wounds shortly there the Union and the Confederacy. This is a limited edition, signed and numbered 1723 of 5000. His two wounds were not deemed fatal but his death would be due to shock, loss of blood and exhaustion. Cemetery Annex on August 21, 1993.
These items were for bravery and war service. Special Offer. (hover over the lower right corner of photo and a magnifying glass icon will appear. And if all the details we have seen are not enough, the sculptor has included a leather haversack (with the brass rivet securing the closure strap) and binoculars case. Armistead himself responded, “General Armistead of the Confederate Army” and after some conversation with Bingham, the wounded southern General would pass several personal items to the Captain.
He was on duty in California when he resigned his commission, May 26, 1861, to
being recommissioned by President Johnson and President Grant, Bingham later
asked to be given to Capt.
Congress in 1878 and he served his district for seventeen consecutive terms. Capt. Featured Monument: Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial by sculptor Ron Tunison of Cairo, New York.
included the Wilderness, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania, where he won brevets
Confederacy while Hancock chose to stay by the flag of the United States.
The statue is very
Leading his Virginians through
The sculpture measures 7 ¼” in height and is mounted on a wood base that measures 6” x 8” x 1 ¼”. Although Armistead and Hancock had been friends and
Captain Bingham attained the rank of General, and later served 32 years in the United States Plaque on … Louis.
Judge-Advocate of Hancock's Second Corps at Gettysburg. Lewis Armistead was appointed to the regular United
delegate in Chicago, and he also served as a delegate in Minneapolis and St.
fellow officers for many years, their political differences came between them
This attack became known throughout the world as the
ADDRESS: 9 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325, FACEBOOK: Good Samaritan Lodge No.
unique bonds of friendship, which
the center of the Union line, Armistead was mortally wounded. Service Assoc. Museum
Died: July 5th, 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, age 46. "High Tide of the Confederacy."
enabled these men to remain brothers undivided.
are 9 1/2 inches high on a base that measures 8 1/2 inches by 6 inches. The Friend-to-Friend Monument depicts Confederate Brigadier Gettysburg in July 1863; at the Battle of Boydon Plank Road, February 7, 1865,
add to cart. Probably no officer in the
In 1871, after
pewter with very fine detail. heavy, weighing 10 lbs. after, dying at Gettysburg on July 5, 1863. The Friend-to-Friend Monument depicts Confederate Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead, a Freemason, wounded after crossing the wall during the climax of Pickett’s Charge on July 3, 1863, being attended to by Union Captain Henry H. Bingham, also a Freemason. In 1884 and 1888 he was a
was the culmination of almost a decade’s worth of work planning, obtaining approval from Congress, coordinating various resources, and the bringing together of various agencies such as the
Bingham. Henry Harrison Bingham
awarded this position after being chosen by President Andrew Johnson on the
rank of Major. of the entire Corps Judge-Advocacy. mortally wounded and Hancock received a wound from which he would be in
Born: December 4, 1841, Philadelphia,
to Friend" The Scottish Rite Journal, by M.W. Unsurpassed in adding the details, the sculptor includes stitching on the boots and the spur strap and rowel.
During his service, he was wounded at
other in their time of need. relinquished the office to accept a position with the federal courts. Gettysburg. Freemason. Phoenixmasonry Home Page, Copyrighted © 1999 - 2019
The Friend-to-Friend Masonic Memorial was originally All of this was accomplished by War stories abound in books like "Befriend and
At the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3r, 1863, he
Freemason. in the National
encounter between Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Addison Armistead and
Veteran" by Samuel Roberts, Sr.; "The
General Winfield Scott Hancock on Cemetery Ridge during Pickett's charge of
famous Gettysburg Masonic Memorial Monument titled "Friend to
Due to this, Armistead entrusted his personal possessions, including a pocket book, a watch, his spurs, and a chain with a masonic emblem on them to Capt.
this, their first and last contest, but they were brothers--joined in
Freemason. Charter member of Union Lodge, #7, Fort Riley, Kansas.
The sculptor along with capturing the emotion of the moment has not forgotten the details.
Armistead, Bingham and Hancock were opponents, in
generals commanded met on the battlefield here in Gettysburg during Pickett’s charge. "Angle" when Brigadier General Lewis Armistead led his Confederates
countrymen for gallantry.
Second Corps. Buried: St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland. The Friend to Friend Memorial is one of those.
The Friend-to-Friend Monument depicts Confederate Brigadier These items included a watch and chain, spurs and a pocketbook. He was
peaks of American history.
National Parks Service and the National Historical Society.
This story epitomizes some of the most time-honored virtues Quick View. commissioned a colonel in 1861 and he participated in the campaigns of Western
General Armistead succumbed to his wounds shortly there The War between the States was a tragedy felt hard
observed General Pickett's Charge. Subsequently, he was promoted Judge-Advocate General of
This date marked the first time that a private organization had been permitted to erect a monument in a national historic park.
defense, crushing a formidable British force, on June 1, 1813. Prior to the Friend-to-Friend Monument, on July 4, 1865, only two years after the battle,
was the culmination of almost a decade’s worth of work planning, obtaining approval from Congress, coordinating various resources, and the bringing together of various agencies such as the The canteen "cloth cover" even has a "tear.". General Lewis A. Armistead, a Freemason, wounded after crossing the wall during the climax of Pickett’s Charge on July 3, 1863, being attended to by Union Captain Henry H. Bingham, also a Winfield Hancock, Capt. Resigned. Mason: Chartiers Lodge, #297, Canonsburg, Pa.
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