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IV. Methodology

The rosters of the fifteen Charter members and those twenty-two men who were

initiated into Confederate Lodge No. 292 will be charted as to their actions during the

remainder of the Civil War. Where possible, details of their lives before the war will be

collected, as will be their post-war involvement in their communities.

Since the majority of members of Confederate Lodge were assigned to the Second

Alabama Infantry, the first efforts will be to seek histories of the militia companies that

formed this regiment. Of particular interest is Lane’s Guards from Pickens County. This

unit became Company B and appears to have supplied the largest percentage of charter as

well as initiated Lodge members. Other Companies of the 2nd Alabama were drawn from

Calhoun, Franklin, Jackson, Clarke and Mobile Counties. Other unit histories that may

add to the knowledge of these men. One or more of these Lodge members were assigned

to the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 17th, 23rd, 38th, 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiments, the 51st Alabama

Cavalry, 51st Partisan Rangers and the 1st Battalion of Alabama Artillery. Some of these

units (such as the 3rd Alabama Infantry) have published histories. Information on these

units will be sought through contacts with county genealogical societies, Sons of

Confederate Veterans Camps and the Confederate Lodge of Military Research.

The war time experiences will be compared with a sample selected from non-

Masons who were serving in the same units while at Fort Morgan. Controlling for factors

of initial rank and regiment, the study will analyze the records of the Masonic members

and see if they differ from the non-Masons in service, promotion, assignment and injury

rates.

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