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    • L.A. Campbell Letter 1863

    • literary societies; students; soldiers; Civil War
    • This letter is from L.A. Campbell announcing to the Amphictyon Literary Society, the death of his brother, one of its members. Edwin D. Campbell has enlisted in Co I. 42nd Illinois Infantry on 14 August 1861 and died on 1 November 1863 of disease....
    • Amphictyon Literary Society  1910

    • students;
    • This postcard shows the Amphictyon Literary Society. The literary societies had been an important part of a student's life during the 19th century but by the 20th century, had fallen out of favor with students. An note on the back of this card...
    • Amateur 1859

    • literary societies; students; Literature;
    • The Amphictyon Society was a male literary society founded in 1857 at Hillsdale College. This is the first issue of a literary journal published by the society. Contributions were anonymous.
    • 1874 Fire Appeal

    • Fire; Fund raising;
    • After the Fire of 1874, the College needed to replace two-thirds of the Central Building. It was decided, rather than replicate the original design, it would be more prudent to build five separate buildings. This appeal was widely sent to alumni...
    • Andrew Buck Letter 1864

    • students; Civil War; soldiers; literary societies
    • Andrew Buck was a member of the Amphictyon Literary Society while a student at Hillsdale College. He wrote several letters to the Amphictyons while he was serving with the 1st Michigan. He was a first a student in 1859 and returned to Hillsdale...
    • Andrew Buck Letter 1865

    • literary societies; Civil War; students; soldiers
    • Andrew Buck was a member of the Amphictyon Literary Society while a student at Hillsdale College. He wrote several letters to the Amphictyons while he was serving with the 1st Michigan. He was a first a student in 1859 and returned to Hillsdale...
    • Campbell, Edwin D.

    • students; soldiers; Civil War
    • This is an 1861 photograph of Edwin D. Campbell. He left Hillsdale College to enlist in the 42nd Illinois Infantry on 14 August 1861. Just over two years later, he would die of chronic diarrhea in a military hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ...
    • Amateur, Vol. 3, no. 1 June 1860

    • literary societies; Student works; Students;
    • The Amateur was a product of the male student literary societies called The Amphictyon Society. This issue is dated June 1860 but the issue number, Vol. 3 #1, is later than the August 1860 issue of Vol. 2, #1
    • Mons Davison letter 8 June 1864

    • literary societies
    • Writing from Louisa, Ky, Mons Davison write to the Amphictyon Society acknowledging their letter of February 24. He expresses confidence in the outcome of the war as a Union victory. Davison served with the 8th and 11th Michigan Cavalry.
    • Andrew Buck letter 21 Oct 1864

    • battles
    • This letter contains Buck's description of the Battle of Cedar Creek. Jubal Early's surprise attack forced the Union retreat until the arrival of General Sheridan rallied the troops and resulted in an Union victory.

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