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I. Number of Harvard students in the Union Army and Navy.

[from the roll published with the Triennial Catalogue for 1866.]


TotalDied in service
Academical Department,—Graduates,47573
Professional Schools,34922

Ii. Causes of death.

Killed in action (or died of wounds received) at


Gettysburg, Pa,10
Antietam, Md,7
Fredericksburg, Va,5 each
Cedar Mountain, Va,
Fort Wagner, S C,3 each
Bull Run, Va,
Chancellorsville, Va,
The Wilderness, Va,2 each
Port Hudson, La,
Glendale, Va,
Honey Hill, S C,
Averysborough (Black Creek), N C,)



Aldie, Bellfield, Carrsville, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek, Deep Bottom, Drury's Bluff, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, Rappahannock Station, Spottsylvania, Va.; Boykm's Mills, S. C.; Hartsville, Lookout Mountain, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.; Whitestone Hill. Dakotah.1 each
Total killed in action63
Killed by guerillas,4
Killed accidentally,2
Total died by violence,—69
Total died by disease,    26
Total died in service,    95

Iii. Table of rank of deceased.

[only the highest rank attained by each is here taken into the account.]



Brevet Brigadier-General1
Brevet Majors2
First Lieutenants21
Second Lieutenants9
Volunteer A. D. C., without rank1
Total army92



Paymaster 1
Total navy3
Total army and navy 95

Iv. Military organizations represented by deceased.

New Hampshire,—Infantry. Second.

Massachusetts,—Cavalry. First (2), Second (3).

Massachusetts,—Heavy Artillery. First.

Massachusetts,—Light Artillery. Ninth Battery, Fourteenth Battery.

Massachusetts,—Sharpshooters. First.

Massachusetts,—Infantry. First, Second (14), Sixth, Seventh (2), Eighth, Twelfth (3), Fourteenth, Fifteenth (3), Sixteenth, Eighteenth (6), Nineteenth (5), Twentieth (8), Twenty-second, Twenty-fourth (3), Twenty-ninth, Thirty-third (2), Thirty-fifth, Thirty-eighth (2), Forty-fourth (6), Forty-fifth, Fiftieth, Fifty-fourth (3), Fifty-fifth (3), Fifty-sixth, Fifty-ninth.

Connecticut,—Infantry. Twentieth.

New York,—Cavalry. Fifth.

New York,—Infantry. Seventh, Seventieth, Seventy-second, One Hundred Twenty-ninth, One Hundred Sixty-second.

Pennsylvania,—Infantry. Twenty-third, Eighty-third.

Ohio,—Infantry. One Hundred Sixth, One Hundred Fourteenth.

Michigan,—Infantry. Twelfth.

Illinois,—Infantry. Fifty-first, One Hundred Twenty-fourth.

Iowa,— Cavalry. Fifth, Sixth.

Iowa,— Infantry. Twenty-first.

Missouri,—Infantry. Twenty-fifth.

Regular Army,—Infantry. Sixth, Seventeenth (2).


V. List of obituary works.

Abbott, H. L. (H. U. 1860).

In Memoriam H. L. A. Ob. May VI., A. D. 1864. Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus Tam cari capitis? Boston: Printed for Private Distribution. 1864. 8vo. pp. 31.

Boynton (H. U. 1863).

Memorial Services. A Sermon preached in the Bowdoin Square Church, Sunday, Dec. 25, 1864, by the Pastor, on the Death of Capt. Winthrop Perkins Boynton, Co. D, 55th Mass. Regiment, who fell at the battle of Honey Hill, November 30, 1864. ‘He being dead yet speaketh.’ Boston: J. M. Hewes, Printer, 65 Cornhill. 1865. 8vo. pp. 16.

Dwight, W. (H. U. 1853).

Proceedings of the Suffolk Bar upon the Occasion of the Death of Wilder Dwight, with the Reply of the Court. Obiit 19 September, 1865, Aet. 30. Riverside Press. 8vo. pp. 30.

Fuller (H. U. 1843).

Chaplain Fuller: Being a Life Sketch of a New England Clergyman and Army Chaplain. By Richard F. Fuller. ‘I must do something for my country.’ ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.’ Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 245 Washington Street. 1864. 12mo. pp. 342.

Goodwin (H. U. 1854).

The Recompense, a Sermon for Country and Kindred, delivered in the West Church, August 24, by C. A. Bartol. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1862. 8vo.

Hall (H. U. 1860).

Memorial of Henry Ware Hall, Adjutant 51st Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers. An Address delivered in the First Church, Dorchester, Mass., Sunday, July 17, 1864, by Thomas B. Fox. With an Appendix. Printed by Request for Private Circulation. Boston: Printed by John Wilson and Son. 1864. 8vo. pp. 35.

Lowell, C. R. (H. U. 1854).

An Address spoken in the College Chapel, Cambridge, October 28, 1864, at the Funeral of Brig.Gen. Charles Russell Lowell, [471] who fell at the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864. By George Putnam. 12mo. pp. 18.

[the same.]

The Purchase by Blood. A Tribute to Brig.Gen. Charles Russell Lowell, Jr. Spoken in the West Church, October 30, 1864, by C. A. Bartol. Boston: Printed by John Wilson and Son. 1864. 8vo. pp. 21.

Lowell, J. J. (H. U. 1858).

The Remission by Blood. A Tribute to our Soldiers and the Sword, delivered in the West Church, by C. A. Bartol. Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 245 Washington Street. 1862. 8vo. pp. 20.

Mudge (H. U. 1860).

In Memoriam. Charles Redington Mudge, Lieut.-Col. Second Mass. Infantry, born in New York City, October 22d, 1839, killed at Gettysburg, July 3d, 1863. ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.’ Cambridge: Privately Printed. 1863. 8vo. pp. 32.

Newcomb (H. U. 1860).

Waiting for Daybreak. A Discourse at the Funeral of Lieutenant Edgar M. Newcomb of the Massachusetts 19th Regiment, who died December 20, 1862, of wounds received at Fredericksburg. Preached in Park Street Church, December 27, by Rev. J. O. Means, Minister of Vine Street Church, Roxbury. Boston: Printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, 34 School Street. 1863. 12mo.

Porter (H. U. 1845). (See Wadsworth.)

Ripley (H. U. 1846).

Proceedings of the Class of 1846 of Harvard College, August 12, 1863, on the Death of Lieutenant Ezra Ripley. Boston: Printed for the Class, by John Wilson and Son. 1863. 8vo. pp. 16.

Spurr (H. U. 1858).

In Memoriam. A Discourse preached in Worcester, Oct. 5, 1862, on Lieut. Thomas Jefferson Spurr, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, who, mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam, died in Hagerstown, Sept. 27th following. By Alonzo Hill. Published by Request. Boston: Printed by John Wilson and Son, 5 Water Street. 1862. 8vo. pp. 32. [472]

Tucker (H. U. 1862).

A Funeral Discourse preached in the Baptist Church, at Old Cambridge, May 8, 1864, by Rev. C. W. Annable, on the Occasion of the Burial of the Remains of George T. and John H. Tucker, who died in the Service of their Country, and were brought Home for Interment under the Auspices of the Irving Literary Association, Cambridge. 1864. 8vo. pp. 23.

Wadsworth (H. U. 1828).

Memorial of the late Gen. James S. Wadsworth, delivered before the New York State Agricultural Society at the Close of its Annual Exhibition at Rochester, September 23d, 1864, by the Hon. Lewis F. Allen, of Buffalo (Ex-President of the Society). Buffalo: Franklin Steam Printing House. Thomas, Typographer. 1864. 8vo. pp. 38.

[the same.]

Proceedings of the Century Association in Honor of the Memory of Brig.Gen. James S. Wadsworth and Colonel Peter A. Porter, with the Eulogies read by William J. Hoppin and Frederic S. Cozzens, December 3, 1864. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway. 1865. 8vo. pp. 88.

Willard (H. U. 1852).

The Nation's Hour. A Tribute to Major Sidney Willard, delivered in the West Church, December 21, Forefathers' Day, by C. A. Bartol. Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 245 Washington Street. 1862. 8vo. pp. 58.

The Editor has also been much indebted to the successive pamphlet reports of the Classes of 854, 1855, 1856, 1858, and 1861, and to the personal exertions of the Class Secretaries from 1852 to 1864 inclusive. Especial thanks are due to Francis H. Brown, M. D., of the Class of 1857, Editor of the official ‘Roll of Harvard Students who served in the Army or Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion.’ Dr. Brown has devoted much time to the preparation of a Biographical Dictionary of all such students, living and deceased; a work which, it is to be hoped, may yet be published. The manuscript, so far as prepared, he has generously allowed me to consult.

The Editor would gladly have also embraced in these volumes, had it been practicable, the memoirs of certain graduates who died [473] during the war, and who were as truly enlisted in their country's service as any here recorded, though they wore no uniform and were mustered on no official rolls. The list might well have included, for instance, State military agents, like Francis Morgan Rotch (H. U. 1841),—Coast Survey employees, like Nathaniel Russell (H. U. 1858),—and teachers among the freedmen, like William Ware Hall (H. U. 1853, and Samuel Dunn Phillips (H. U. 1861). The objection was not so much that such additions would have further swelled the volumes, as that they would have substituted an indefinite for a definite line, and it would have been hard to know where to stop. The lives and deaths of such as these, though as yet unrecorded, are not forgotten.

T. W. H.

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