Class of 1845

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Joseph Dysart was born on July 8, 1820 on the family farm, Eden Hill, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, one of three sons of James and Jane Dysart. His family hired a tutor who introduced him to the classics and then he attended the early...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1845
Robert Miller Henderson (1827-1906)

Birth: March 11, 1827; North Middleton, Pennsylvania

Death: January 26, 1906 (age 78); Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: Company A, 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry "Carlisle...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1845
Robert Samuel Maclay (1824-1907)

Robert Samuel Maclay was born on February 2, 1824 in Concord, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Maclay and Annabella Erwin Maclay, one of nine children. His parents were highly respected members of the community, running a tanning business and...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1845

Birth: 1822/23; Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Death:  1864

Military Service: USA, 1861-64

Unit: 26th Pennsylvania Infantry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1845 non-graduate)

Albert Rowland came...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1845
John Horace Stevens (1824-1881)

John Stevens was a great-great-grandson of Adam Miller, the first Euro-American settler in the Shenandoah Valley. He was born at Harrisonburg, Virginia. Records show that he was in Carlisle, Pennsylvania at the Dickinson Preparatory School, in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1845

Littleton Washington was born in Washington D.C. on November 3, 1825, the son of Lund Washington, whose forebears were cousins of the family of the first president. He enrolled with the class of 1845 at Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1845
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