Hello all: I just got my watch back last week from having a needed repair. I posted a few months ago about this watch, when it was in non-running condition, and wasn't sure if it was repairable. We'll, I got it back and it was expertly overhauled and is in great running condition! I wanted to do a followup and share this watch story with those interested in collecting civil war watches. I have done a lot of research on civil war presentation watches and believe this is the only known example that was presented to a free mason for his duties during war time. This watch was presented to John Linsday, a "worshipful master" of the Jones Military Lodge (named after Fielder Jones, Colonel of the 39th Ind Infantry, which later became the 8th Indiana Cavalry.) The watch is inscribed " Presented by the Jones Military Lodge, Army of the Cumberland, to John C. Linsday, the "worshipful master" as a token of respect and esteem for faithful and efficient services, A.S. Lakin, Chaplain of the Army of Command, June 3 1863". John Linsday was the worshipful master of the Kokomo Lodge prior to his joining the Union Army and was a private in the 39th Ind and 8th Ind. Cavalry from 1861-1864 and discharged due to disability. Interestingly, A.S. Lakin was elected to be the first president of the University of Alabama after the college was restored and rebuilt (the Union Army burned down the U Of A ) in 1868. Upon hearing of this news and upon Mr. Lakin to open the University, the KKK in Alabama met this with resistance and forced Mr. Lakin and his wife to another area of Alabama which allowed him to survive and save his life. There is a historical cartoon that was published through out the United States depicting this incident. It showed Mr. Lakin hanging from a tree and calling him out as a "carpet bagger". These little pieces of history are invaluable and remind us of a dark past that existed in our Country over a 150 years ago. So thrilled to get it back passing time in the modern era!