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• 1 8 6 • .•••■•• When a nation torn with internal strife covered its own land with its own blood in the War Between the States, Centenary College literally gave all that it had to the cause it deemed just. In the minute book of the college there appears this notation, scrawled across a whole page under the date of October 7, 1861, apparently by Professor Pugh: " Students have all gone to war. College suspended. And, God help the right! " Fighting was fierce around Jackson. The College became a Confederate hospital, was captured by the invaders and used by them as a hospital and stable. Nearly 100 students were in college and another 100 in the preparatory school when this war came. In it the rifle made its first appear- ance as a weapon of wholesale destruction and its deadliness caused notations of " killed in battle " to be placed beside many names on the Cente- nary roster. Their flaming young spirits went shouting up the pathways of glory and honor, if not to victory. The dark maroon of their college colors were dyed with the scarlet of their own blood. New heroes joined those who had pre- ceeded them, to await those who would follow.
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3n Jlemortam William Schuhle A member of the Board of Trustees S. D. McConathy A member of the varsity basketball squad Rose Orme A member of the Freshman Class William Snyder A member of the class of ' 38 and the United States Army Air Corps
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