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Princeton’s Civil War Memorial
Nassau Hall’s memorial atrium—built in the 1920s—reflects the era’s reconciliationist politics, erasing the role of slavery and emancipation in the Civil War and granting moral equivalency to the Union and Confederate causes.
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.
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 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.
Princeton's Civil War Memorial
Photograph of the Civil War Memorial in Nassau Hall.
Princeton Civil War Veteran Database
Database of more than 600 Princeton alumni who served and died in the Civil War. More than half of them fought for the Confederacy.
Sketch of Dabney Carr Harrison
A tribute to Princeton alumnus Dabney Carr Harrison ('1848), a Presbyterian minister who died in the Civil War fighting for the Confederate cause.
Letter from Robert Jefferson Breckinridge
Letter from Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (class of 1820, non-graduate) to his son William Campbell Preston Breckinridge, discussing the capture of Joseph Breckinridge by the Confederate Army.
Student Exodus of 1861
A list of southern students excused from school due to the outbreak of the Civil War.
Princeton and Slavery: Our Original Sin
Princeton Alumni Weekly, 11/6/17
Princeton reckons with its connections to slavery.
Princeton to Air Out Its Legacy of Slavery
Princeton University investigates its past with launch of the Princeton & Slavery Project website and a 4-day symposium.
Toni Morrison Praises Princeton & Slavery Project Research
Planet Princeton, 11/27/17
Morrison gave a keynote address at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium in November 2017.
Journal of American History Reviews The Princeton & Slavery Project
Journal of American History, December 2020
"Of all the available examples, the Princeton & Slavery web site offers far and away the most well-developed and best organized of these digital treatments."
A Campus Divided: War at Princeton
Friday, June 1
Mudd Library, Harlan Room