Russia Supported the Union During the American Civil War
The more research into this thesis, the more evidence I find to support it.
In the post the Confederates Were Democrats we learned that before the Civil War the Masonic lodges in America were predominantly of the York Rite orientation. After the war these lodges were converted and replaced with Scottish Rite lodges. This is interesting for a few different reasons.
First, as previously reviewed, the Scottish Rite uses the double-headed eagle as one of its main symbols. This same double-headed eagle was used by the House of Romanov in Russia. The importance of this commonality is found in the fact that Russian naval forces spent a good portion of the Civil War either floating off the Virginian and Washington state coasts, or further out to seas where they could cut off British and French access to the continent.
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