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More Blackjack: World War I Masonic First Day Cover #2154

Scott #2154 Masonic First Day Cover

Blackjack Revisited

Here is another Gen. John ‘Blackjack’ Pershing Masonic First Day Cover with a cachet describing in detail Pershing’s Masonic background:

– Member Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln, Nebraska

– Entered Apprentice on December 1, 1888

– Fellow Craft & Master Mason on December 22, 1888

– Orders of Knighthood conferred at Mt. Moriah Commandery No. 4

– Member of West Virginia Consistory No. 1, Wheeling, West Virginia

– Life Member of Sesosiris Temple, Lincoln, Nebraska

– Recveived 33rd Degree in Washington, DC in 1930

Recommended Reading

Here’s some good reading on Gen. Blackjack Pershing:

Pershing: Commander of the Great War (The Generals)

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

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