McCauley, Clay

A Pennsylvanian, McCauley left Dickinson to complete his studies at Princeton in 1862. He was soon a Union Army officer and a prisoner of war in Libby Prison in Richmond, having been captured at Chancellorsville. After the war, he completed theological studies and spent the remainder of his life as a Presbyterian pastor, much of it as an influential missionary and educator in Japan.
Life Span
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1862
Full name
Clay McCauley
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
Family
Isaac McCauley (father), Anna Cleveland (wife)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Princeton (College of New Jersey)
Other
Other Education
Heidelberg University (Germany)
Occupation
Clergy
Writer or Artist
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Military
Union Army
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