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[–] HennyPenny 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why do you think the statue of Confederate Gen. Albert still stands in Wash. DC ? Could it be because he was a leading Mason?

"Pike was prominent in Masonic circles, a prolific Masonic writer, and was well known in late 19th century Washington, D.C. Pike was pardoned for his actions as a Confederate general by President Andrew Johnson. Petitions of Masons from all over the country requested his pardon. He spoke his mind freely, expressing the beliefs and attitudes of his age. His statue reflects the ambiguities of the tragic Civil War Reconstruction Era. " http://www.masonicinfo.com/pikestatue.htm