Friend to Friend Memorial

Friend to Friend Memorial (HMB1I)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.258', W 77° 13.906'

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Friend to Friend
A Brotherhood Undivided

Friend to Friend
Masonic Memorial

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. Their unique bonds of friendship enabled them to remain a brotherhood undivided, even as they fought in a divided nation, faithfully supporting the respective governments under which they lived.
Dedicated August 21, 1993
The right Worshipful Grand Lodge
Of The Most Ancient And Honorable Fraternity
Of Free And Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
And Masonic Jursidiction Thereunto Belonging.

Edward H. Fowler, Jr., Right Worshipful Grand Master
George H. Hohenshildt, R.W. Deputy Grand Master, Chairman
Edward O. Weisser, R.W. Senior Grand Warden
James L. Ernette, R.W. Junior Grand Warden
Marvin G. Speicher, R.W. Grand Treasurer
Thomas W. Jackson, R.W. Grand Secretary

Friend to Friend

Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Addison Armistead were personal friends and members of the Masonic Fraternity.

Although they had served and fought side by side in the United States Army prior to the Civil War, Armistead refused to raise his sword against his fellow Southerners and joined the Confederate Army in 1861.

Both Hancock and Armistead fought heroically in the previous twenty-seven months of the war. They were destined to meet at Gettysburg.

During Pickett's Charge, Armistead led his men gallantly, penetrating Hancock's line. Ironically, when Armistead was mortally wounded, Hancock was also wounded.

Depicted in this sculpture is Union Captain Henry Bingham, a Mason and staff assistant to General Hancock, himself wounded, rendering aid to the fallen Confederate General. Armistead is shown handing his watch and personal effects to be taken to his friend, Union General Hancock.

Hancock survived the war and died in 1886. Armistead died at Gettysburg July 3, 1863. Captain Bingham attained the rank of General and later served 32 yeas in the United States House of Representatives. He was known as the "Father of the House".

Shown on the wall surrounding this monument are the names of the States whose soldiers fought at the Battle of Gettysburg.
HM NumberHMB1I
Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 12:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308991 N 4410269
Decimal Degrees39.82096667, -77.23176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.258', W 77° 13.906'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 15.48" N, 77° 13' 54.36" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 791 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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