Aztec Club of 1847

If it were better known, conspiracy theorists would have a field day with the Aztec Club of 1847.  At the conclusion of hostilities in the Mexican War, bored US officers in Mexico City founded on October 13, 1847 the Aztec Club, a military society open to membership by regular and volunteer officers who served in the Mexican War.  Among its members were Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.

No fewer than six members of the Club went on to run for President of the United States on a major party ticket:  Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, Winfield Scott,  George McClellan,  Ulysses S. Grant and Winfield Scott Hancock.  Meetings of the Club were not held during the late Unpleasantness of 1861-1865, but they resumed following the War.

The Club remains in existence to this day.  Go here to view its website.

Published in: on March 30, 2011 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Aztec Club of 1847  
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