Zeredatha Lodge #483

Free & Accepted Masons

Since 1859




Senior Warden

V∴W∴ Rohan Lundy

Junior Warden



R∴W∴ Cyril A. Francis



History of Zeredatha Lodge #483


June 15, 1859 A group of Masons met and decided to apply for a Dispensation to form Zeredatha Lodge

June 23, 1859 This group met again, and elected Salmon Winchester as Delegate to visit the Grand

Master at Penn Yan, New York

June 29, 1859 The group met again and heard a report, which was favorable

July 12, 1859 Special Meeting, a Dispensation having been granted

July 20, 1859 Zeredatha Lodge U.D. (Under Dispensation) held its first regular Communication, at Myrtle

Hall, No. 190 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY

Aug. 10, 1859 First meeting at Montague Hall, No. 6 Court Street, Brooklyn NY

March 7, 1860 Resolution of esteem for Salmon Winchester, circumstances preventing him from

continuing -- Benjamin Price elected Master

June 5, 1860 Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York -- Charter granted to

Zeredatha Lodge #483

June 13, 1860 Zeredatha Lodge #483 received Grand Lodge officers for the dedication of Zeredatha


June 14, 1860 Warrant for Zeredatha Lodge #483, with 50 Charter members -- Benjamin Price as Master

-- 47 of the Charter Members were aged 21 to 50, 38 were born in the U.S., 3 in England, 3 in Germany,

and 3 in Ireland

Founder - Salmon Winchester

Salmon Winchester was the founder of Zeredatha Lodge #483

On April 15, 1861, Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to defend the Union. Salmon Winchester

enlisted within 24 hours, and was commissioned Captain. He fought at Big Bethel, the Seven Days battles,

Antietam, South Mountain, Sheperd's Ford, and Fredericksburg.

On December 13, 1862, he was in command of his regiment at the Battle of Fredericksburg, which turned

out to be a disaster for the Union army. Salmon Winchester was mortally wounded, and died in

Washington DC on December 16, 1862

On December 23, 1862, Zeredatha Lodge held a Special Communication in its lodge room in Brooklyn, to

pay its last tribute to Salmon Winchester. The Lodge formed a procession to Winchester's house, and

after receiving the body, proceeded to Greenwood Cemetery. They were joined by Company G of the 13th

Regiment, New York, led by Captain Sprague, and Salmon Winchester was buried in Soldiers' post.

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