et the incoming army of General Sherman.
They surrendered the city of Raleigh to him and secured from him a promise of protection, which promise was, as a rule, observed.
It was also through their efforts on this mission that the University was protected from vandalism.
Besides this mission Governor Swain was one of the North Carolinians who was invited to Washington by President Johnson in the spring of 1865, to consult on the ways of restoring the State to the Union.
B. F. Moore (A. B., 1820) and Robert P. Dick (A. B., 1843) were also members of this committee.
It must be kept in mind also that the consent of the Federal administration to the Hampton Roads Conference, the last ray of hope of the Confederacy, had been brought about largely through the influence of Francis P. Blair, who had been a student here.
Other alumni cast their fortunes with the Union as follows: Prof. Benj. S. Hedrick differed so radically in his political views from the ruling element, and was so out