Bowdoin College has been educating leaders for America and the world since the dawn of the American republic. Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is a highly selective college of approximately 1,730 students of distinction from across America and around the world.
Bowdoin and the Civil War at 150
April 3, 2013
4:30 PM â€“ 6:30 PM
From the penning of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novel Uncle Tom's Cabin on Federal Street in 1853 to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's famous bayonet charge at Gettysburg in 1863, Bowdoin boasts well-known connections to the Civil War.
In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the war, two Bowdoin history alumni whose research expertise unites College history and the Civil War will return to the College to participate in a symposium exploring the relationship between the war and Bowdoin.