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Princeton and the Confederacy
Hundreds of Princeton alumni served the Confederacy as soldiers, officers, and political leaders. Yet Princeton’s close involvement with the Confederate States of America has received surprisingly little scholarly attention until recently.
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.
Between 1746 and 1865, about 40% of Princeton students arrived from the slaveholding South. As college leaders recruited elite southerners, enrollment tracked the geographical spread of the slave economy.
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.
Princeton and Slavery: Holding the Center
Princeton University, founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, exemplifies the central paradox of American history. From the start, liberty and slavery were intertwined.
Portrait of Betsey Stockton, a former slave who served as a missionary and teacher in the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawaii).
African American Soldiers at Camp Nelson
African-American troops at Camp Nelson, the site of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge’s confrontation with General Fry about returning runaway slaves.
Photo of James Simpson, a campus worker.
Autograph Book Entry by Charles Coffin
Autograph book entry from Charles Coffin to Thomas Maston (class of 1864).
Autograph Book Entry by Edward F. Neufville
Autograph book entry by Edward F. Neufville (class of 1862) to Thomson McGowan ('1861).
Princeton Confronts Its Slave-Owning Past with an 'Anti-Monument'
The Huffington Post, 11/28/17
Titus Kaphar's work for the Princeton & Slavery Project tells a story of buried history.