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Posted by Jay Longley on February 12, 2018 at 6:25 PM

Here's a message I quoted from treasurenet.com several years ago and posted on our Bloody Bill Anderson Mystery group's message board.  There are enough good KGC sources in this list to keep a researcher busy for a lifetime.

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SMALL LIST OF KNIGHTS of the GOLDEN CIRCLE RESEARCH SOURCES

Posted Mar 27, 2009, 09:07:23 AM Quote

just in case someone is interested in research..........

Knights of the Golden Circle

Ayer, I. Winslow. The Great North-western Conspiracy in all its startling details. The

plot to plunder and burn Chicago—release of all Rebel prisoners—seizure of

arsenals—raids from Canada—plot to burn New York, piracy on the lakes—parts

for the Sons of Liberty—trial of Chicago conspirators—inside views of the

temples of the Sons of Liberty—names of prominent members.... Chicago: Rounds

& James, Book and Job Printers, 1865.

Abbott, John S. C. The History of the Civil War in American; Comprising a Full and

Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion, of the Various

Naval and Military Engagements, of the Heroic Deeds Performed by Armies and

Individuals, and of Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, the Hospital, and

the Cabin. New York: H. Bill, 1863-66. Book online. Available from Making

of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed on 10

February 2006.

Barber, John Warner. The Loyal West in the Times of the Rebellion: Also, Before and

Since: Being an Encyclopedia and Panorama of the Western States, Pacific States

and Territories of the Union. Cincinnati: F.A. Howe, 1865. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/.

Accessed on 10 February 2006.

Baringer, William E. Review of This One Mad Act...The Unknown Story of John Wilkes

Booth and his Family by Izola Forrester. The Journal of Southern History 4 (May

1938):254-255.

Barrett, Joseph Hartwell. Life of Abraham Lincoln, Presenting His Early History,

Political Career, and Speeches In and Out of Congress; also, a General View of

His Policy as President of the United States; with His Messages, Proclamations,

Letters, Etc., and a History of His Eventful Administration, and of the Scenes

Attendant Upon His Tragic and Lamented Demise. Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach

& Baldwin, 1865. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Belknap, Michal R. Review of Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies,

and Treason Trials in the Civil War by Frank L. Klement. The Journal of

Southern History 51 (Nov 1985):632-633.

Bell, William H. Knights of the Golden Circle: its organization and activities in Texas

prior to the Civil War. (Texas): W.H. Bell, 1965.

Botts, John Minor. The Great Rebellion: Its Secret History, Rise, Progress, and

Disastrous Failure. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/.

Accessed on 10 February 2006.

Buenger, Walter L. Secession and the Union in Texas. Austin: University of Texas

Press, 1984.

Coatsworth, Stella S. The Loyal People of the North-West, A Record of Prominent

Persons, Places and Events, During the Eight Years of Unparalleled American

History. Chicago: Church, Goodman & Donnelley Printers, 1869. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/.

Accessed 10 February 2006.

Cole, Arthur C. Review of The Hidden Civil War: The Story of the Copperheads, by

Wood Gray; Abraham Lincoln and The Fifth Column, by George Fort Milton. The

American Historical Review 49 (Oct 1943): 122-124.

Conkling, Henry. An Inside View of the Rebellion, and American Citizens' Textbook.

Cincinnati: O.C. Clark, 1864. Book Online. Available from Making of America

Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Cox, Samuel Sullivan. Eight Years in Congress, From 1857-1865: Memoir and

Speeches. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1865. Book Online. Available

from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed

10 February 2006.

Crenshaw, Ollinger, "The Knights of the Golden Circle: The Career of George Bickley,"

The American Historical Review 47, no 1 (1941): 23-50.

Dalton, Captain Kit. Under the Black Flag. Memphis: Lockard Publishing, 1914.

Dubberly, Benjamin C. Review of Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the

Southwest, by Donald S. Frazier. The Western Historical Quarterly 27 (Summer

1996): 235-236.

Elliott, Claude. "Union Sentiment in Texas, 1861-1865." Southwestern Historical

Quarterly, Vol. 50 (April 1947).

Ewing, Floyd F. "Origins of Union Sentiment on the West Texas Frontier." In West

Texas Historical Association Yearbook, Vol. 32.

Earle, Mary Tracy. The Flag on the Hilltop. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University

Press, 2000. Book Online. Available from Netlibrary, Inc.,

http://www.netlibrary.com Accessed 10 February 2006.

Edwards, John Newman. Shelby and His Men; or, the War in the West. Cincinnati:

Miami Printing and Publishing Co., 1867. Book Online. Available from Making

of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February

2006.

Eliot, Samuel. History of the United States from 1492-1872. Boston: Brewer and

Tileston, 1876. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Fehrenbach, T.R. Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. New York: American

Legacy Press, 1968.

Frazier, Donald Shaw. "Blood and Treasure: Confederate Imperialists in the American

Southwest." Ph.D. diss., Texas Christian University, 1992.

Garrison, Wendell Phillips. William Lloyd Garrison 1805-1879, The Story of His Life

Told by His Children. New York: The Century Co., 1885-1889. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/.

Accessed 10 February 2006.

Getler, Warren, and Bob Brewer. Shadow of the Sentinel: One Man's Quest to Find the

Hidden Treasure of the Confederacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Greeley, Horace. The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United

States of America, 1860-`65: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to

Exhibit Especially its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of

American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery from 1776 to the Close of the War

for the Union. Hartford: O.D. Case & Co., 1866. Book Online. Available from

Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10

February 2006.

Hanchett, William. The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies. Illinois: University of Illinois,

1983.

Hicks, Jimmie, "Some Letters Concerning the Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas,

1860-1861," Southwestern Historical Quarterly LXV, no 1 (1961?): 25.

Hinton, Richard J. John Brown and His Men; With Some Account of the Roads They

Traveled to Reach Harper's Ferry. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company,

[c1894]. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Holland, J.G. Life of Abraham Lincoln. Massachusetts: G. Bill, 1866. Book Online.

Available from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/.

Accessed 10 February 2006.

Hudson, Linda Sybert. "Military Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas 1854-1861."

Ph.D. diss., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1990.

Hunnicutt, James W. The Conspiracy Unveiled: The South Sacrificed, or, The Horrors of

Secession. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1863. Book Online. Available

from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed

10 February 2006.

Jeffers, H. Paul. Freemasons: A History and Exploration of the World's Oldest Secret

Society. New Jersey: Citadel Press, 2005.

Kelley, William D. Speeches of Hon. William D. Kelley, Replies of the Hon. William D.

Kelley to George Northrop, esq., in the Joint Debate in the Fourth Congressional

District. Philadelphia: Collins, printer, 1864. Book Online. Available from

Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10

February 2006.

Kennedy, John Pendleton. Mr. Ambrose's Letters on the Rebellion. New York: Hurdt

Houghton, 1865. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Knights of the Golden Circle. K.G.C. An authentic exposition of the origin, objects, and

secret work of the organization known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. U.S.

National U.C., 1862. Book on-line. Available from Making of American Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Laidler, Keith. The Head of God: The Lost Treasure of the Templars. London:

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998.

Le Fevre, Benjamin. Campaign of '84: Biographies of S. Grover Cleveland, the

Democratic Candidate for President, and Thomas A. Hendricks, the Democratic

Candidate for Vice-President, with a Description of the Leading Issues and the

Proceedings of the National Convention, Together with a History of the Political

Parties of the United States: Comparisons of Platforms on All Important

Questions, and Political Tables for Ready Reference. Chicago: Barid & Dillion,

1884. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Lindsey, David. Review of Democratic Opposition to the Lincoln Administration in

Indiana, by G.R. Tredway. The American Historical Review 80 (Apr 1975): 504-

505.

Lossing, Benson John. A Centennial Edition of the History of the United States: From

the Discovery of America, to the End of the First One Hundred Years of American

Independence with a Full Account of the Approaching Centennial Celebration.

New York: W. Gill, [c1875]. Book Online. Available from Making of America

Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

_________________. A History of the Civil War, 1861-65, and the Causes That Led Up

to the Great Conflict. New York: The War Memorial Association, 1912. Book

Online. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

_________________. Our Country. A household history for all readers from the

discovery of America to the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of

Independence. New York: Johnson & Miles, 1878. Book on-line. Available

from Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrpl/. Accessed

10 February 2006.

Mann, Floyd. Knights of the Golden Circle, 2003-2004.

(22 March 2006).

Naudon, Paul. The Secret History of Freemasonry: Its Origins and Connection to the

Knights Templar. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions, 2005.

Perman, Michael. Review of Milligan's Fight Against Lincoln, by Darwin Kelley. The

Journal of Southern History 39 (Nov 1973): 605-606.

Perrine, C.O. An Authentic Exposition of the K.G.C.: "Knights of the Golden Circle."

Indianapolis: C.O. Perrine, 1861.

Pitman, Benn. The Trials for Treason at Indianapolis: Disclosing the Plans for

Establishing a North-Western Confederacy: Being the Official Record of the

Trials Before the Military Commission... Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin,

1865.

Pomfrey, J.W. A True Disclosure and Exposition of the Knights of the Golden Circle:

Including the Secret Signs, Grips, and Charges, of the Three Degrees, as

Practiced by the Order. Cincinnati: Printed for the Author, 1861.

Ridley, Jasper. The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society.

New York: Arcade Publishing, 2002.

Russel, William Howard, Sir. My Diary North and South. Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham,

Book on-line. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrpl/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Sanford, A. Treason Unmasked: An Exposition of the Origin, Objects and Principles of

the Knights of the Golden Circle, Whose Sole and Only Object is to Overthrow

the Confederacy, Upon the Basis of Slavery. ?: John Marsh, 1863.

Schrader, Del and Jesse James III. Jesse James was One of His Names. California: Santa

Anita Press, 1975.

Schultz, Duane. Quantrill's War: The Life and Times of Wm. Clarke Quantrill, 1837-

1865. Virginia: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997.

Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, "This One Mad Act, in the Unknown Story of John Wilkes

Booth and His Family," The Journal of Southern History 42, no 2 (1938): 254-

255.

Stidger, Felix G. Treason History of the Order of Sons of Liberty, Formerly Circle of

Honor, Succeeded by Knights of the Golden Circle, Afterward Order of American

Knights: The Most Gigantic Treasonable Conspiracy the World has Ever

Known... Michigan: Thomson Gale, 2004. Available on the web,

http://www.lib.utexas.edu:2048/login?ur...=http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/M

OML?af=RN&ae=F151651597&srchtp=a&ste=14&locID=txshracd2599.

Accessed 10 February 2006.

Stiles, T.J. Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War. UK: Vintage (Reprint Edition),

2003.

Sylvester, Lora Lutes. Review of Indiana in the Civil War Era, 1850-1880, by Emma

Lou Thornbrough. The Journal of American History 53 (June 1966):126-127.

Talbott, Laurence Fletcher. "California Secessionist Support of the Southern

Confederacy: The Struggle, 1861-1865." Ph.D. diss., The Graduate School of the

Union Institute, 1995.

The Bible on the Present Crisis: The Republic of the United States, and Its Counterfeit

Presentment, the Slave Power and the Southern Confederacy: the Copperhead

Organization and the Knights of the Golden Circle: the Civil War in Which They

are Involved, Its Duration and Final Results, Described in Daniel and the

Revelations, and Other Prophecies of the Old and New Testaments. New York,

1863.

Tidwell, William A, James O. Hall and David Winfred Gaddy. Come Retribution: The

Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln. Jackson: University

Press of Mississippi, 1988.

Train, George Francis. Train's Union Speeches: "Second Series," Delivered in England

During the Present American War. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson &

Brothers, 1862. Book Online. Available from Making of America Books,

http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10 February 2006.

Wilson, Ebenezer V. The Truths of Spiritualism: Immortality Proved Beyond a Doubt by

Living Witnesses. Chicago: Hazlitt & Reed, [1876]. Book Online. Available from

Making of America Books, http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moagrp/. Accessed 10

February 2006.

Winkler, Ernest W., ed. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Austin:

The Texas Library and Historical Commission, 1912.

Wright, Edmund. Narrative of Edmund Wright; His Adventures With And Escape From

the Knights of the Golden Circle. Cincinnati: J.R. Hawley, 1864.

Wooster, Ralph A. Review of Sam Houston: A Biography of the Father of Texas, by John

Hoyt Williams. The Journal of American History 81 (Sept 1994): 699-700.

Wooster, Robert. Review of Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest,

by Donald S. Frazier. The Journal of Southern History 62 (November 1996):

819-820.

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2 Comments

Reply MatthewAlmop
5:06 PM on March 1, 2018 
I am impressed. I do not think I know anyone who knows as much about the topic. You need to make a career of it, seriously, awesome blog
Reply Jay Longley
10:37 PM on March 1, 2018 
MatthewAlmop says...
I am impressed. I do not think I know anyone who knows as much about the topic. You need to make a career of it, seriously, awesome blog


Thank you. Studying the history of the Knights of the Golden Circle and the important role they played in the Civil War is one of my passions but I don't intend to start another career at this stage of my life when I have so many goals and hobbies I want to pursue.