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The Potter Family of Prospect and Palmer Houses
Prospect House and Palmer House, both now University properties, have deep links to the Potters—a slaveholding family with strong ties to Georgia as well as to Princeton and the College of New Jersey.
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.
Stephen Alexander and Alfred Scudder
Stephen Alexander, Princeton’s first astronomy professor, held moderate antislavery views but denied the equality of Black and white Americans. At the same time, he may have employed an African American man named Alfred Scudder as an assistant on campus.
Headstone of John Pierre Burr
Headstone of John Pierre Burr, the son of Princeton alumnus and Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr Jr.
James Moore Wayne
A daguerreotype of James Moore Wayne, Princeton class of 1808.
Stephen Alexander, who joined the Princeton faculty as an astronomy professor in 1840.
John C. Breckinridge during the Mexican-American War
Photograph of Major John C. Breckinridge in US Army Uniform during the Mexican-American War.
Garrett Cochran in uniform
Photograph of Garrett Cochran (class of 1898) in uniform. Cochran served as a Lieutenant in Field Artillery during World War I.