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History of Antietam National Cemetery (Masons - page 27)

Union soldiers, Battle of Antietam. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


With joyful hands, to-day,
This Corner-Stone we lay
With Corn and Wine :
But do thou build up one,
Wrought in the living stone
Of our true hearts alone.
Master Divine.

Saviour Omnipotent,
Crown Thou our good intent,
With grace of Thine :
Honor this stone we rear ;
And when thou shalt appear,
Save us who gather here,
Master Divine.


Grand Master. Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer : You will read the inscription on the Corner-Stone, and list of the contents of the box.
(The Grand Treasurer will here read the contents.)
Grand Master.—There being no objection, I now order you, Brother Grand Treasurer, to deposit the Box, with its contents, in the place prepared for its reception.
The principal Architect then presents the Working Tools to the Grand Master, who directs the Grand Marshal to present them to the Deputy Grand Master, and Senior and Junior Grand Wardens.

The Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens then descend from the platform, the Grand Master taking the Trowel, the Deputy Grand Master the Square, and the Senior Grand Warden the Level, and the Junior Grand Warden the Plumb; the Grand Master standing at the East of the Stone, his Deputy on his right, the Senior Grand Warden at the West, and the Junior Grand Warden at the South side of the Stone. The Grand Master then spreads the cement; after which he directs the Grand Marshal to order the Craftsmen to lower the Stone. [This is done by three motions, viz:—1st, by lowering a few inches and stopping, when public Grand Honors are given; 2d, again lowering a few inches, and giving Grand Honors ; 3d, letting the Stone down to its place and giving Grand Honors as before. The Square, Level and Plumb are then applied to the Stone by the proper Officers ]

Grand Master.—Right Worshipful-Deputy Grand Master : What is the proper Jewel of your office ?

Deputy Grand Master.—The Square.


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Maryland. Board of Trustees of the Antietam National Cemetery.


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library.

Original Size:
23 x 14 cms

J.W. Woods, printer, Baltimore

Antietam National Cemetery; United States History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead.

Washington County, Md; 1862-1869.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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