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In New York City, Columbia University holds its 109th Commencement

New York City, 1850s, detail
06/24/1863
Columbia University held its 109th Commencement at the Academy of Music in Manhattan. After orations and speeches, President Charles King awarded bachelor's degrees to fifty five young men. Six of then were not in attendance, having already enlisted, five in the Army and one in the Navy.  President King's own son , Rufus King, had lately been a division commander in the Army of the Potomac.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Columbia College," New York Times, June 25, 1863, p. 2.

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