Primary Source Collection – Dickinson College

Dickinson College was truly a “house divided” during the Civil War era, its student body was divided nearly evenly between southerners and northerners in the years leading up to the conflict.  And once war erupted, many former classmates found themselves arrayed against each other as enemies in the field of battle.

William Willey to Waitman Willey
April 22, 1861
Circular Letter
April 24, 1861
John Stayman to Edgar Hastings
July 1863
Recollection by George Baylor, May 24, 1864 Albright to Gamble
April 10, 1865
Recollection by George Baylor
April 10, 1865
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