Remembering Wabash in the Civil War

Alumnus Dan Crofts ’63 is professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His research focuses on the Old South, and the North-South Sectional Conflict that led to Civil War. Dan has written several posts for the online New York Times Opinionator.

Wabash College Archivist Beth Swift shared this about his column today:
” Today’s posting  is special because it features one of the Wabash College Ramsay Archives’ great holdings:  “Three Years in the Saddle – The Civil War Diary of Henry Campbell, a prep student at Wabash.”

This diary is so full of details of interest to scholars, that Beth and her staff have scanned it and posted it to view online at:

As part of Wabash’s Civil War 150th Anniversary, the Lilly Library will have a display about Campbell later this month and will hold a Civil War Symposium on campus in September, including a celebration of the newly published book, 500 Strong: Wabash College Students in the Civil War (edited by Professor Emeritus of History Dr. James J. Barnes H’91 and Patience P. Barnes).

Photo:  The Civil War plaque on the east side of Center Hall
listing Wabash College students who served in the Civil War.