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The Civil War Comes to Princeton in 1861
Tensions between Unionist and Secessionist students reached their peak in 1861, shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War.
Princeton and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
John Maclean Jr. and Princeton’s Commitment to Sectional Harmony
John Maclean Jr., Princeton’s tenth president (1854-1868), was a non-slaveholder and held moderate antislavery views. His commitment to attracting southern students to the college and reducing sectional tension on campus, however, contributed to Princeton’s conservatism in the years leading up to the Civil War.
Princeton's Antebellum Boarding House Culture
Between 1832 and 1863, more than 1,000 students lived in off-campus boarding houses while attending the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). Certain boarding houses catered to large numbers of southern students.
Princeton and the Civil War
The Civil War divided Princeton as well as the United States along regional lines, complicating the university’s patriotic history of wartime service as students and alumni fought in both the Union and Confederate forces.
Land Grant Certificate for James Holcomb Muse
This certificate details the land purchased by James H. Muse in Louisiana in 1861.
Autograph Book Entry by Samuel Comfort
Autograph book entry from Samuel Comfort to Winfield Purviance ('1861).
Autograph Book Entry by Henry Stinnecke
Autograph book entry from Henry Stinnecke to Winfield Purviance ('1861).
Autograph Book Entry by R. McC. Shepherd
Autograph book entry by R. McC. Shepherd to William B. Lane (class of 1861), with sketches of "college life."
Autograph Book Entry by Edward F. Neufville
Autograph book entry by Edward F. Neufville (class of 1862) to Thomson McGowan ('1861).