Mary and Tim Wheeler, with son Christopher. Courtesy Mary Wheeler. Prepare yourself(s) for an amazing interview with a largely u...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
First, or military degree of the Knights of the Golden Circle.
First degree of the Knights of the Golden Circle. The KGC was a Texas-based secret society. Their objective was to create a confederation of slave-holding states in parts of Mexico and the West Indies, extending slavery; the group's plan thus mirrored the objectives of secession, a cause they actively supported during the Civil War. Legend has it that they hid the fabled confederate gold allegedly sent off for safe keeping as the waning days of the war. Others have linked them to the KKK. I'll follow this soon with a length exposition of the group.