MYS255: In the 19th century, secret societies were all the rage and the Knights of the Golden Circle were among the most famous. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss their origin and aims, their role in the Civil War, and the mysteries surrounding them.
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Links for this episode:
- David Keehn’s book Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Southern Secession, Civil War
- Mark Lause’s book A Secret Society History of the Civil War
- An Authentic Exposition of the K.G.C. “Knights of the Golden Circle”: Or, A History Secession from 1834 to 1961, Illustrated
- Knights of the Golden Cirlce (Wikipedia)
- George W. L. Bickley
- Texas State Historical Association on the KGC
- Review of Keehn’s book
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