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Knights of the Golden Circle

The Knights of the Golden Circle (K. G. C.) was a secret society founded by George W. L. Bickley on July 4, 1854. The Knights merged with the Order of the Lone Star with the expansionist goal of forming a slave-holding empire that operated like the East India Company by annexing Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, and Central America into the United States. They called this region the Golden Circle. The K. G. C. had three degrees: Knights of the Iron Hand (Military), Knights of the True Faith (Financial), and the Knights of the Columbian Star (Political). After the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States the K. G. C. shifted their objective from expansionism to southern secession. For K. G. C. artifacts go to https://www.facebook.com/KnightsoftheGoldenCircle58/. Sources: Hudson, Linda Sybert. "Military Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas." Master's thesis, Stephen F. Austin University, 1990. Keehn, David (2013). Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Southern Secession, Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 978-0807150047. Knights of the Golden Circle (2016). Rules, Regulations and Principles of the K. G. C. Carrollton, Texas: (C. Lyons, Ed. & Illustrator) printed by CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1535176392. Original work published 1859.

148 memorials
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 Edward Plummer Alsbury

Edward Plummer Alsbury

23 Aug 1837 – 17 Jan 1912

Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

 Robert Harris Archer

Robert Harris Archer

20 May 1820 – 12 Mar 1878

Churchville, Harford County, Maryland, USA

 William Robinson Baker

William Robinson Baker

21 May 1820 – 30 Apr 1890

Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

No grave photo

Myron Napier Bartlett

1836 – 1876
Body lost or destroyed
 Decimus Et Ultimus Barziza

Decimus Et Ultimus Barziza

4 Sep 1838 – 30 Jan 1882

Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

 John Robert Baylor

John Robert Baylor

27 Jul 1822 – 6 Feb 1894

Member of Texas State Legislature, 1853; delegate...

Montell, Uvalde County, Texas, USA

No grave photo

Benjamin Eustace Benton

16 Jun 1839 – 18 Jun 1914

Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA

Col Nathaniel Benton

Col Nathaniel Benton

1814 – 1872

Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA

Capt Henry W. Berry

Capt Henry W. Berry

22 Jun 1818 – 1888

Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA

 George Washington Lafayette Bickley
No grave photo

George Washington Lafayette Bickley

18 Jul 1823 – 10 Aug 1867

Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA

 John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth

10 Jan 1838 – 26 Apr 1865

Presidential Assassin. An acclaimed Shakespearean...

Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA

No grave photo

Col W A Bowles

1799 – 1873

Paoli, Orange County, Indiana, USA

Capt John Clibbon Brain

Capt John Clibbon Brain

Jul 1840 – 8 Dec 1906

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA

 John Cabell Breckinridge

John Cabell Breckinridge

16 Jan 1821 – 17 May 1875

United States Vice-President, Civil War...

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA

 Elisha A Briggs

Elisha A Briggs

29 Aug 1819 – 29 Dec 1905

Lytle, Atascosa County, Texas, USA

 John Henry Brown

John Henry Brown

29 Oct 1820 – 31 May 1895

Newspaperman; member Texas state legislature;...

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA

Rev George W. G. Browne

Rev George W. G. Browne

12 Nov 1806 – 20 Jun 1879

Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA

 Bartholomew Buckley

Bartholomew Buckley

1837 – 1899

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA

Col Pasquale Leo “P.L.” Buquor

Col Pasquale Leo “P.L.” Buquor

Jul 1821 – 15 Mar 1901

Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, USA

No grave photo

Louis J Carland

1832 – 11 Nov 1900

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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