Confederate Brig. Gen. Bro. Armistead (lying wounded) entrusting a pocket watch to Union Captain Bro. Bingham to be delivered to the General’s family. Armistead was shot during the Gettysburg battle and fearing that his personal effects would be stolen by Union soldiers, he gave a Masonic sign to ask for help .Union Captain Bro. Bingham then came to his aid.
The secret Masonic handshakes of the Blue Lodge, the first three degrees of Freemasonry. First Degree: Entered Apprentice Secret word: Boaz Second Degree: Fellow Craft Secret word: Jachin Third Degree: Master Mason Secret word: Mahabone