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Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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Gettysburg College
Posted on: 10/15/2016 5:32:56 AM
At the time of the battle, what was the official name of this institution?

Was it changed at some point afterwards?

I find conflicting names and years.

Thanks!
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wombat1417
New York City, NY, USA
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Re: Gettysburg College
Posted on: 10/16/2016 7:32:01 AM
Very odd - it's easy enough to find that it was originally the "Pennsylvania College of Gettysburg" when it opened in 1832, but seemingly impossible to find out what it was called in 1863.
However, a wayside at Washington and Constitution Streets does refer to words spoken by a "Pennsylvania College" professor dismissing his distracted class during the battle with "you know nothing about the lesson anyhow".
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Gettysburg College
Posted on: 10/16/2016 11:21:47 AM
I wonder if Lee got a degree there?

He certainly learned a lot!?
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Rick Schaus
Capon Springs, WV, USA
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Re: Gettysburg College
Posted on: 10/16/2016 1:30:20 PM
Not a lot of information in any detail.

There is a history of the college.
However, it cannot be read on the web without $.

This is from the Gettysburg College website:

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Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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Re: Gettysburg College
Posted on: 10/16/2016 10:27:12 PM
I was curious as to what the institution was being called in July 1888, during the big reunion. I just found several newspaper references to it still being called "Pennsylvania College" at the time, so the change to Gettysburg College occurred after 1888.

Thanks to all !

Greg
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joe mieczkowski
Fairfield, PA, USA
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Re: Gettysburg College
Posted on: 12/11/2016 2:14:31 PM
The name of the school was officially changed in 1921, from Pennsylvania. College to Gettysburg College

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Joe
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Gettysburg College
Posted on: 12/11/2016 3:03:46 PM
More on the history of Gettysburg College.

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