University of Pennsylvania in the Civil War

Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern
November 2010

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Frazer Family Papers, UPT 50 F848

Box 15, FF 30, Persifor Frazer First City Troop Civil Action
Documents, maps and correspondence relating to the First City Troop at Gettysburg, includes Pamphlets "Gregg’s Cavalry Fight at Gettysburg" 1884, and The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s BOOK OF THE ROYAL BLUE, vol. 6, no. 10 July 1904 Fortieth Anniversary of "Gettysburg."


Richards Family Collection, UPT 50 R514.1

Box 1, FF 13, Correspondence and Notes relating to Civil War Monument in chapel
Correspondence, invoices and description of monument erected in the University Chapel to honor alumni who died in the Civil War, 1877-1879.


Alumni Register, UPM 8115

Vol. 15, No. 5, 1913
"The Battle Abbey of the Confederacy", pp. 227-229.
Discussion of architecture designed by Penn grads – which is now the home to the Virginia Historical Society.

Vol. 17, No. 8, 1915
"The Civil War Reunion" by editor, pp. 589-591
Mentions upcoming reunion of alumni who served as the 50th anniversary of the war’s end approached – gives 2-3 small accounts of alumni as well as the artillery brigade of the campus.