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. This website contains a listing of nearly 12,000 Original Companions who served as officers during the Civil War or continued in the military service after the War, eventually becoming commissioned officers. Please see our MOLLUS Home Page and the MOLLUS Web Site Index Page for additional history of the Order.
The lists provide the name of the Companion, his military rank, regiment, and branch of service. There are some Companions of the "3rd Class" or what is today referred to as "Honorary" Companions who did not serve in the military or qualify for membership but who did significantly contribute to the war effort or contributed to the well being of the Republic and personified in their own lives the principles of the Order. Descendants of many deceased officers joined as hereditary members and today our membership is open to descendants of all eligile officers. Future revisons of this website will include these officers as well as their service records have been added to the history of our Order.
This following listing was originally compiled by Past Commander-in-Chief Dr. Robert Girrard Carroon and has been edited by Past Commander-in-Chief Douglas Reed Niermeyer.
Google® recently digitized a 1901 book with the portraits of over 400 of the original Companions of the MOLLUS:
1901. COMPANIONS OF THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES, An Album Containing Portraits of Members of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. L.R. Hamersly Co., New York, New York. (Complete Volume Digitized by Google 2007)
Questions and/or comments regarding the Original Companion listing should be directed to the:
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