g the total matriculation in the University for any given period, it will be found that there were matriculated in the University in the forty-three years, 1825 to 1867 inclusive,
This date has been taken because a number of ex-soldiers pursued studies in the University after the war was over. just 2929 persons.
Out of these wiculates mentioned above as probably alive in 1861, we know that 1078, or 39.35 per cent. of the total enrollment of the University for the forty-three years, 1825-1867, were in the Confederate army.
If we examine the records for the ten years just before the war, we shall find that there were 1331 matriculates between 1851 anded 1857, C. S. A., A. B. 1868; or like this, Walter Clark, Adj. C. S, A.. A. B. 1864, Lieut.-Col. C. S. A.; or like Melvin E. Carter, Capt. C. S. A., matriculated 1867.
The commencement of 1865 was the climax of sorrows.
The Senior class on the first of June, consisted of fifteen members, but because of the exigencies of the