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In December of 1864, Abraham Lincoln was grateful to Princeton …..

December 27, 1864, President Lincoln wrote to the College of New Jersey in thanks for an honorary degree. 

“Your Obedient Servant, Abraham Lincoln”

Did you know nearly half the student body was from the south when the war broke out?  TRUE!  Did you know the day and year of the end of the Civil War is etched in a window of Nassau Hall?  TRUE!  

Read more about the remarkable activities led by the students as the war broke out here!

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