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Dickinson Students Part Ways

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. Dickinson Students Part Ways Marker
Inscription.  Before the war, the student body of Dickinson College was fairly evenly divided between Northern and Southern students, and thus the college was represented by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. The split is reflected in an autograph book in the college’s archives. The autographs show parting words between some of the 118 students enrolled in April, 1861 as they prepared to depart for their respective homes. Many of them expected to meet one another on the battlefield at some future date – and many of them did. Alumni include one Confederate and eleven Union generals, the surgeon general for the Union Army, and two Confederate spies.

The autograph book belonging to Dickinson student F. B. Sellers contains comments such as these: “If I wear the Phi Kap badge, don’t shoot me Frank. Yours fraternally, H. Kennedy Weber, Baltimore,” and “Though I am a Secessionalist, yet . . . I am your friend. May prosperity attend you in all you do, except in making war upon the South. Yours fraternally, Cyrus Galutt, Jr., Baltimore, Maryland.”
 
Erected by Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Civil War Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Pennsylvania Civil War Trails Marker
Civil War Trails.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series list.
 
Location. 40° 12.138′ N, 77° 11.852′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on College Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on College Street, between High Street and Church Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Benjamin Rush Campus of Dickinson College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Charles Nisbet Campus of Dickinson College (within shouting distance of this marker); Dickinson College (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); West College: A National Historic Landmark (about 700 feet away); Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (about 700 feet away); The President’s House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Benjamin Rush (approx. 0.2 miles away); The John Dickinson Campus of Dickinson College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. The bottom left of the marker contains the portraits of two Dickinson College students. These are Clarence Gearhart Jackson, Dickinson Class of 1860 – Union and John Henry Graybill, Dickinson Class of 1860 – Confederate, both Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
The marker’s lower right features a “Photograph of Dickinson College, ca. 1860 showing West and East Buildings, Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.”
 
Markers on College Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Markers on College Street
Two markers are at this location. The "Dickinson Students Part Ways" marker is seen here on the right.
Dickinson College image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
4. Dickinson College
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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