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Albert Pike (1809–1891)

Pike, Albert. An American lawyer, journalist, and poet; born in Boston, Dec. 29, 1809; died in Washington, DC, April 2, 1891. Early in life he went West, entered journalism, and later practiced law in Arkansas. He served as captain of cavalry in the Mexican War, and was a brigadier-general in the Confederate army during the Civil War. His chief works are: ‘Prose Sketches and Poems’ (1834); ‘Hymns to the Gods’ (1839); ‘Nugæ’ (1854); ‘Morals and Dogma of Freemasonry’ (1870).