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In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Dickinson College holds its annual commencement ceremonies

Old West, Dickinson College, 1860, detail
06/25/1863
In anticipation of the arrival of Confederate invaders, Dickinson College, at its annual commencement ceremonies, hastily granted baccalaureate degrees to thirteen members of the class of 1863.  Seven were from Pennsylvania, three from Virginia, two from Maryland, and one from Missouri. Only a few days later, Confederate infantry entered the town and camped on the grounds of the College. (By James Gerencser)
Source Citation: 
Commencement Program, June 25, 1863, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

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