Class of 1858

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Joseph Benson Akers was born on February 3, 1829 in Akersville, Brush Creek Township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. He was the eldest son of carding mill owner Israel Akers and his wife, Elizabeth Lewis Akers. The younger Akers was educated...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Robert N. Baer was born on April 12, 1834 in Baltimore, Maryland. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1858, was elected to the Union Philosophical Society, and graduated with his class. Following this he...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1858

James Iverson Boswell was born in Philadelphia on November 3, 1837. He attended the central high school in that city and enrolled at Genesee College in New York in 1856. A year later, Boswell enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1858

Joseph E. Broadwater was born in Accomac County, Virginia to David and Mary Ann White Broadwater on April 29, 1837. He prepared for college at academies in Drummondville, Virginia and Bel-Air, Maryland before entering Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
Samuel C. Caldwell, c.1860

Samuel Cushman Caldwell was born on April 10, 1836 in the west end of Old West at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His father, science professor Merritt Caldwell, and his mother had their home on the first and second floors of the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1858

Thomas Care was born at St. Mary's in Chester County, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1832. He was prepared at the Williamsport Seminary and entered Dickinson College in Carlisle with the class of 1858. He was elected to the Union Philosophical...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: December 31, 1836

 Death: June 22, 1864 (age 28); Richmond, Virginia; Hollywood Cemetery

 Military Service: CSA, 1861-64

 Unit: Company K, Second Division

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1858 non-...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: June 29, 1837; Warren County, Virginia

Death: May 31, 1871 (age 34); Vicksburg, Mississippi

 Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

 Unit: 7th Virginia Cavalry; Secret Service

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Philip W. Downes was the eldest son of William H. Downes and his wife Annie Hardcastle Downes and was born in Caroline County, Maryland in 1837. When he was ten, his father was elected as a Maryland state delegate. The younger Downes entered...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Robert N. Earhart was born in Blairsville, Pennsylvania on April 9, 1833 to merchant David Earhart and his wife, Catharine Altman Earhart. His father took his large family, of which Robert was the youngest, to Pleasant Valley, Iowa during the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: May 13, 1834; Frederick County, Maryland

Death: May 12, 1909 (age 74); Waxahachie, Texas

Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

Unit: Company E, 12th Texas Cavalry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1858); M....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: June 16, 1837;  Gwinette County, Georgia

Death: April 28, 1874 (age 37); Lawrenceville, Georgia

Military Service: CSA, 1861-65

Unit: Company A, "Prairie Rovers," of the Eighth Texas Cavalry Regiment "Terry's Texas...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: June 14, 1834; De Kalb County, Georgia

Death:  August 31, 1862 (age 28);  Second Battle of Bull Run

Military Service: CSA, 1861-62

Unit: Company F, 8th Georgia Infantry, Second Division

Alma Mater: Dickinson...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
Horatio Collins King, 1897

Birth: December 22, 1837; Portland, Maine

Death: November 15, 1918 (age 81);Brooklyn, New York

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: Army of the Potomac, First Cavalry Division of the Army of the Shenandoah

Alma Mater:...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1858

John H. Lease was born in Newport, Pennsylvania to John and Christina Lease on July 5, 1832. He prepared for college at the Pennington School in New Jersey, then entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, just thirty miles from his...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
Benjamin C. Lippincott, 1858

Benjamin Lippincott was born the elder son of Crispin Lippincott and his first wife, Mary Ann Wilkins Lippincott, in Haddonfield, New Jersey on July 22, 1827. He prepared for college at the nearby Methodist-affiliated Pennington School. In 1855,...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Trustee
Year: Class of 1858
Joshua A. Lippincott, 1858

Joshua A. Lippincott was born in Burlington County, New Jersey on January 31, 1835 to Crispin and Elizabeth Garwood Lippincott. He prepared for college at the Pennington Seminary and enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1855...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Faculty, Trustee
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: April 13, 1840; Loudoun County, Virginia

Death: June 27, 1862 (age 22);  Battle of Gaines Mill

Military Service: CSA, 1861-62

Unit: Company D, 8th Virginia Infantry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
John Emory McClintock

John Emory McClintock was born on September 19, 1840 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the son of John McClintock and Caroline Augusta Wakeman. His father, a devoted clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, taught mathematics, Greek, and Latin at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: October 11, 1837; Lewisburg, Virginia (now West Virginia)

Death: June 14, 1863 (age 25); Richmond, Virginia

Military Service: USA, 1861-63

Unit: 59thVirginia Infantry

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858

Birth: December 25, 1836; Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Death: October 8, 1900 (age 53); Second Battle of Bull Run

Military Service: USA, 1861-1900

Unit: Regular Army's 4th Artillery

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1858
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