100Results for "c. 1861"
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.
Student Autograph Books and Collegiate Friendships
Antebellum autograph books reveal the intimate, cross-sectional friendships northern and southern Princeton students formed in the years before the Civil War.
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.
Counting Princetonians in the Civil War
Extensive research by the Princeton University Archives staff has determined that over 600 Princeton students and alumni fought in the Civil War. Of these, 86 died in the conflict—47 for the Confederacy, and 39 for the Union.
Lincoln and the Election of 1860
Princeton students engaged in heated debates over slavery during the contentious 1860 election, in which New Jersey was the only northern state where Abraham Lincoln lost the popular vote.
James C. Johnson circa 1861
Photograph of James Collins Johnson, campus vendor and former fugitive slave.
James Titus ("Navigator")
Photo of James Titus, bootblack and messenger for the college.
Joseph Henry House
Joseph Henry's home in Princeton, New Jersey, where from 1832-1846 he taught natural philosophy (physics) at the College of New Jersey.
Photo of Noah Long, a bootblack on campus.
Autograph Book Entry by Samuel Comfort
Autograph book entry from Samuel Comfort to Winfield Purviance ('1861).