Civil war era apron that belonged to William Millard Alsobrook from North Carolina. While he was serving in the confederacy, Alsobrook’s family was attacked at their home by plundering union soldiers. The soldiers came across Alsobrook’s Masonic apron and their leader, who was a Mason, then ordered his men to restore and replace everything as best they could to return the home to the way it was found. The apron was tacked to the door of the Alsobrook home and the Union soldier’s leader promised that anyone who bothered anything more would pay with his life.

From the memory of Mrs. Lydia Milner, great granddaughter of William Millard Alsobrook.