MOLLUS annual dinner program, Portland, 1897
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S., founded shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865, was as a veterans' organization for Union officers.
The program cover reads: "Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Maine. Annual Dinner, Riverton Park Cafe, May 5th, 1897."
Besides its annual dinners, the Maine MOLLUS held frequent programs where veterans read papers about their experiences in the war or about particular battles or campaigns.
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