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Second lieutenants,

Musician,



4
5

2

16

1

28



UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.



Major,

Captains,

First lieutenants.

Second lieutenants,

Sergeant,



1
3
4
2
1

11



PHILIPPINE CONSTABULARY.

Second lieutenants, 3

Third lieutenants, 2



UNITED STATES COLORED IN-
FANTRY.

Colonel and brevet brigadier gen-
erals,
Captain and brevet major,
Captains,

First lieutenant and adjutant.
First lieutenants,
Second lieutenants,



44



17

UNITED STATES COLORED CAV-
ALRY.

Second lieutenant, 1

FRONTIER CAVALRY.
Captains 2

Sharp Shooters, 2



VETERAN RELIEF CORPS.

Major, 1

Second lieutenant and brevet "capt-

tain, 1

Sergeant. 1

3

U. S. Signal corps, 3

REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE.
Lieutenant, 1



478



N()KA\1C11 UNIVEKSITV



CONFEDERATE ARMY.



Major general,




Colonels,


13


Lieutenant colonel.




Majors,




Chaplain,




Surgeon,




Captains,




First lieutenant.




Officers (rank unknown),




Privates,


-



CONFEDERATE NAVY.



Commodores,
Captain,



34



Engineers, C. S. A., 2

CHINESE NAVY.
Admiral-general, 1

SERVICE IN THE REGULAR AND
VOLUNTEER ARMIES OF THE
UNITED STATES AND THE CON-
FEDERATE STATES BY RANK.



Major generals,


8


Brigadier generals.


19


Colonels,


57


Lieutenant colonels.


30


Majors,


33


Surgeons,


21


Assistant surgeons,


8


Hospital steward,


1


Paymasters,


2


Chaplains,


4


Captains.


140


First lieutenants.


69


Volunteer lieutenant,


1


Second Ueutenants,


3()


Third Ueutenants,


2


Sergeants majors.


3


First sergeants,


15


Sergeants,


11


Corporals,


18


Musicians.


4


Privates,


55


Officers, (rank unknown),


9


Drill-masters ser\dce in field.


4


Foreign service.


3



559

UNITED STATES AND CONFED-
ERATE NAVIES.



Adnairal,
Rear admirals,
Commodores,



Captains,


3


Commanders.


4


Lieutenant commanders,


2


Lieutenants,


12


Passed midshipman.


2


Ensign,


1


Surgeons,


4


Paymasters,


4


Chaplains,


2


Engineers,


(j


Midshipmen,


19


Masters,


5


Seamen, guiniers and mates.


6




85


Service in army and navy,


G44



Deduct for repetitions, 8

Total service, G36

BREVET RANKS.

Brevet major generals, 6

Brevet brigadier generals, 19

Brevet colonels, 9

Brevet lieutenant colone's, 3

Brevet majors, 10

Brevet captains, 4



51



SUMMARY OF SERVICES, CIVIL
WAR.

Att(nulance, 1835-65, 1013

Cadets, deceased before 1861, 57
Cadets available for service, 956

Cadets, 1835-65, serving in the

war, 523

Percent of ser\ace, 54 . 8

Cadets, 1835-65, record un-
known, 202
Cadets, record known, 755
Percent of service of known

cadets, 69 . 4

Percent of commissioned

officers, 58 . 89

SUMMARY OFSERVICE, 1835-1911

Cadets serving in Civil War, 523
Cadets serving in other wars,
or at present in the army

and navy, 113

Cadets serving at Newport, 41
Drill masters not enumerated

in Roll of Honor, 12

Foreign service, 1 1

Total of all service, 689

Cadets serving in the militia. 197



ALUMNI SERVING IN THE STATE MILITIA.



479



MILITIA SERVICE.

The alumni and past cadets have served in the militia of
thirty-four states and territories as follows :



MILITIA SERVICE.



Arizona.

'7(5, Hatch, Francis C, col.
California.

'Oo, Moore, Edward, nuij.

'64, Hazclton, Walter A , capt.
Connecticut.

"25, Pitkiiis, Samuel L., maj. gen.

'21), Rvissell, William H., maj.
gen. in command of state
trooj)s

'20, Welles, Leonard R., inaj. gen.
in command of state troops

'20, Phelps, Edward A., brig. gen.

'28, Starr, Elihu W. N., brig. gen.

'20, Morgan, Junius S., capt.

'27, Russ. Charles.!., capt.

'29, Seymour, Thomas H., capt.

'26, Ward, Rosw^ell B., capt.

'20, Brewer, Frederick, Istlieut.
and adjt.

'40, Merrick, Roswell E., 1st
lieut. and adjt.
District of Columbia.

'03, Rogers, Frederick P., ca{)t.
Florida.

'01, Curtis, Ciiarles A., lieut. col.
Georgia.

'25, (iignilliat, Norman P., capt.
Illinois.

'28, Deming, Miner R., brig. gen.
in command of state t.-oops

'67, Davidsot;, Hailan P., col.

'56, Hubbard, Gurdon S., col.

'23, Perry, Carlton H., col.

'45, Denison, Charles E., capt.

'51, Dodge, Grenville M., capt.

'37, Gilson, George W., capt.

'47, Partridge, FrederickW.,capt.
Indiana.

'45, Milroy, John B., col.
Iowa.

'51, Dodge, Grenville M., capt.
Kansas.

'57, Hul)l)ar(l, David, capt.
Louisiana.

'20, Caniplx'U, William S., col.

'20, Rannc}-, Henry . I., maj.



Maine.

'24, Clapp, Asa W. H., lieut. col.

'56, Hatch, Frederick A., 1st
lieut.

'03, Rogers, Frederick P., 2d lieut.
Maryland.

'3U, George, Samuel K., maj.
Massachusetts.

'26, Lee, WiUiam R., brig. gen.
and eng.

'25, Amory, Charles col. and
asst. q. m. gen.

'28, Crowninshield,Francis B.,col.

'04, Phillips, Henry M.. col.

'26, Prescott, Edward G., col.

'59, Stedman, Joseph, col. and
med. director

'25, Amory. James S., lieut. col.

'46, Pennock, Joseph N., maj.

'54, Griswold, Charles E., capt.

'87, Hassam, Walter E., capt.

'73, Huntoon, George L., capt.

'26, Sigourney, Henry H. W.,
capt.

'72, Steadman, William L., capt.

'43, Stebbins, Harrison, capt.

'49, Gould, Jacob P., 1st lieut.

'89, Prior, Wright S., 1st lieut.

'48, Weston, Edmund, Istlieut.

'10, Campbell, Charles F., 2d lieut

'88, Austin, Fred T., sergt. maj.

'92, Gleason, Benjamin W., sergt.
maj.

'03, Drown, Frank S., 1st sergt.

'91, Farnham, Burton W., sergt.

'00, Richardson, Jeffers F., corp.
Michigan.

'26, Green, Coggswell K., col.

'32, Marsh, Oren, capl .
Minnesota.

'(■)!, Curtis, Charles A., col.
Mississippi.

'04, Shattuck, Abbott A., col.
Missouri.

'51, Dodge, Grenville M., maj.
gen.
Montana.

'81, M(>ad, Charles W., 1st lieut.
New Hampshire.

'24, Baker, Jonathan, col.

'44, Clark, Thomas, col.

'41, Eaton, Robert B., col.



480



NORWICH UNIVERSITY,



!



'56, Freeman, Frederick N., col.
'54, Kent, Henry O., col. and

asst. adj. gen
'25, Prentiss, John W., col.
'37, Smith, Timothy D., col.
'25, Hutcliins, Ephraim, maj.'
'37 Swett, Josiah, maj.
'56, Chase, Arthui", capt.
'24, Dinsmoor, William, capt.
'53, Greeley, George P., capt.
'56, Hartshorn, Samuel N., capt.
'37, Whipple, Thomas J., capt.
'23, Powers, Samuel, 1st lieut.

and adj.
'05, Brennan, Vincent J. 2d lieut.
New Mexico.

'85, Hersey, Henry B., col. and

adj. gen. ^ .
'05, Brennan, Vincent J. 2(1 lieut.
New York.

'26, Temple, Robert !•]., adj. gen.

'46, Cole, Daniel B., asst. adj. gen.

'24, Cheney, Wales, col.

'67, Clark, Henry C, col.

'39, Tai'bell, Jonathan, col. and

asst. adj. gen.
'26, VanRensselaer, Henry, col.
'84. Mellen, Calv-ert K., capt.
'25, Williams, John, capt.
'34, Amsden, Joel, maj.
'26, Barnard, E. Henry, maj.
'41, Dorn, Andrew J., maj.
'47, Lindsay, James E., maj.
'39, Wright, Chauncey, maj.
'79, Gorton, Eliot, corp.
'99, Lovell, George P., corp.
North Carolina.

'29, Wliitfield, James B.,maj. gen.
'26, Anderson, William E., col.
'26, Fitts, Ohver D., col.
'26, Little, George, col.
'26, ColUns, Wilham F.,. maj.
North Dakota.

'86, Randall, Pliil S., capt.
Ohio.

'25, Hatch, Jesse P., capt.
Pennsylvania.

'26, Hale, Reuben C, maj.'gen.

and q. m. gen.
'55, Schall, John M., maj. gen.
'46, Cleaver, John C, capt.
'25, Rich, Charles, capt.
'76, Rumbaugh, WiUiam M., capt.
'64, Metcalf, Ralph, 1st heut.
Rhode Island.

'68, Grosvenor, Robert, col.
'24, Babbitt, Jacob, maj.
'68, Richards, Egbert S., capt.
South Carolina.

'28, Adams, James H., brig. gen.
'26, Webb, Thomas L., col.
'25, Porcher, Thomas C., capt.
'26, Porcher, Frederick A., 1st
heut. and adj.



Tennessee.

'28, Harding, Wilham G., maj.
gen.
Texas.

'28, Lee, Roswell W., col.
Vermont.

'64, Estey, Julius J., brig. gen.

'24, Fletcher, Ryland, brig. gen.

'36, Jackman, Alonzo, brig. gen.
in command of state troops

'56, Kingsley, Le\-i G., brig. gen.
and q. m. gen.

'32, Lewis, William E., brig. gen.

'38, Partridge, Lewis S., adj. gen.

'25, Ransom, Truman B., maj.

gen. , .

'67, Hill, Howard F., chaplain
'63, Dewey, Wilham S., col
'51, Fletcher, Albert A., col.
'69, Spaulding, Joseph H., col.
'57, Tyler, George O., col.
'60, Shattuck, Samuel W., col.
'41, Warren, Stephen H., col.
'79, Howe, Frank L., heut. col.
'95, Thomas, Fred B., maj.
'08, Barber, Charles N., capt.
'99. Brooks, HezekiahK., capt.
'44, Brown, Edward M., capt.
'96, Dole, Harry R., capt.
'07, Everts, Joseph A., capt.
'2.5, Fox, Wilham C, capt.
'94, Gibson, Ernest W., capt.
'65, Goddard. Samuel H., capt.
'25, GoodaU, David, capt.
'64, Hitchcock, Elisha P., capt.
'65, Houghton, Edmund C, capt.
'05, Howe, Harold M., capt.
'32, Kidder, Jefferson P., capt.
'23, Lyman, Charles, capt.
'83, Miner, George R., capt.
'95, Moseley, Harry C, capt.
'99, Moseley, John P., capt.
'30, Pennock, Nathan L., capt.
'96, Plumley, Charles A., capt.
'11, Richmond, Neal W., capt.
'76, Riunbaugh, Wilham M., capt.
'24, Cheney, Wales, 1st lieut. and

adj.
'65, Child, Oscar B., 1st lieut. and

adj.
'09, Gilmour, John T., lieut. and

adj.
'25, Holbrook, John C, 1st heut.

and adj.
'09, Thomas, Chester C, 1st heut.

and adj.
'03, Brownell, James S., 1st lieut.
'05, Deal, Harry R., 1st heut.
'78, Hiland, Frank E., 1st lieut.
'38, Little, Jeliial, 1st heut.
'01, Robertson, Wilham E., 1st

lieut.
'77, Spalding,BurleighF., 1st lieut.



SERVICE OF ALUMNI IN THE STATE MILITIA.



481



'03, Ball, Ernest S., 2nd lieut.
'09. Bayley, Luther P., 2d lieut.
'06, Bean, Earl L., 2d lieut.
'93, Bennett, Edward C, 2d lieut.
'64, Cargill,',Charles G., 2d lieut.
'03, Farrington, William R., 2d

lieut.
'11, Helyar, Jame.sE., 2d lieut.
'25, Mower, Henry, en.sign
'08, Muller, Holli.s L., 2d lieut.
'97, Spafford, William C, 2d lieut.
'04, Washburn, William E. C,

2d lieut.
'06, Hovey, Bradford P., sergt.

maj.
'94, Smith, Raymond U., sergt.

maj.
'89, Terrill, Willis E., 1st sergt.
'86, Randall, Pliil S., 1st sergt.
'87, Austin, Charles E., sergt.
'93, Austin, FlynnG., sergt.
'88, Austin, Fred T., sergt.
'74, Silver, Robert A., sergt.
'06, Tenney, Clarence A., sergt.
'99, Lovell, George P., sergt.



'99, Aldrich, Frank L., corp.

'87, Cook, Arthur C, corp.

'93, Gokey, P>ank A., corp.

'83, Howe, Wilbur C, corp.
Virginia.

'41, Nalle, Benjamin F., col.

'28, Yates, Francis, col.
Washington.

'79, Carr, Eugene M., brig. gen.
in command of state troops.
Wisconsin.

'."}4, Bryant, George E., q. m. gen.

'61, Curtis, Charles A., col.

'50, Dana, Stillman, E., col.

'48, Atwood, Julius P., capt.

'48, Dixon, Luther S., capt.

NAVAL RESERVES.

Massachusetts.

'03, Drown, Frank S., seaman.
New Jersey.

'80, Peters, Edward Mc. C, com-
mander.




Guarding the Colors. Hike, igio.



482



NORWICH UNIVERSITY.



Arizona-
Colonel,

California.
Major, 1

Captain, 1

2
Connecticut.
Major Generals, 3

Brigadier Generals, 2

Captains, 4

First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 2



SUMMARY OF MILITIA
1



District of Columbia.

Captain,

Florida.

Lieutenant Colonel,

Georgia.

Captain,

Illinois.

Brigadier (ieneral,

Colonels,

Captains,

Indiana.

Colonel,

Iowa.

Captain,

Kansas.

Captain,

Louisiana.

Colonel,
Major,

Maine.

Lieutenant Colonel,
First Lieutenant,
Second Lieutenant,



11
1



Maryland.
Major, 1

Massachusetts.
Brigadier General, 1

Colonel, and Assistant Quarter-
Master General, 1



Colonels, 3
Colonel and Medical Director, 1
Lieutenant Colonels,

Major, 1

Captains, (5

First Lieutenants, 3

Second Lieutenant, 1

Sergeant Majors, 2

Plrst Sergeant, 1

Sergeant, 1

Corporal, - 1



Michigan.

Colonel,
Captain,

Minnesota.
Colonel,

Mississippi.
Colonel,

Missouri.

Major General,

Montana.
First Lieutenant,



23



New Hampshire.

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant

General, 1

Colonels, fi

Majors. 2

Captains, .5

First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1

Second Lieutenant, 1

IG
New Mexico.

Colonel and Adjutant General, 1

New York.

Adjutant General, 1
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant

Generals, 2

Colonels, 3

Captains, 2

Majors, , 5

Corporals, 2



15



SUMMARY OF SERVICE BY STATES AND BY RANK.



483



North Carolina.

Major General,

Colonels,

Major,



North Dakota.

Captain,

Ohio.

Captain,

Pennsylvania.

Major Generals and (Quarter-
Master General,
Major General,
Captains,
First Lieutenant,

Rhode Island.

Colonel,

Major,

Captair.,



South Carolina.

Brigadier General,

Colonel,

Captain,

First Lieutenant and Adjutant,



Tennessee.
Major General,



Texas.
Colonel,



1


Vermont


Major General, 1


5


Brigadier Generais in command of




state militia 2




Adjutant General, 1


I


Brigadier and Quarter-Master




general, 1




Brigadier Generals, 2


1


Colonels, 6




Major, 1




Chaplain, 1




Captains, 21




First Lieutenant and Adjutants 5


1


First Lieutenants, 6


1


Second Lieutenants, 10


3


Ensign, 1


1


Sergeant Majors, 2


-


First Sergeants, 2


G


Sergeants, 6




Corporals, 4


1


72


1
1


Virginia.


Colonels, 2



Washington.

Brigadier Generals in command

of state troop, 1

Wisconsin.

Quarter-master General, 1

Colonels, 2

Captains. 2



SEiniCE IX THE MILITIA BY P.AXK.



Major Generals, 8

Quarter-Master General, 1

Brigadier Generals, 1 1
Brigadier and Adjutant Generals, 3

Colonel and Adjutant Generals, 4

Colonels, 38

Lieutenant Colonels, 4

Majors, 14

Surgeon, 1

Chaplain, 1

Captains, 57



First Lieutenant and Adjutants, 9

First Lieutenants, 12

Second Lieutenants, 12

Ensign, 1

Sergeants Majors, 4

First Sergeants, 3

Sergeants, 7

Corporals, 7

197



CHAPTER X.

HISTORY OF FRATERNITIES, ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS
AND UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS.

Introduction — The Regulators — Fraternities — Commons Club —
The General Alumni Association and the New York, Boston, Vermont
AND St. Louis Associations — University Oavl — Reveille — War Whoop —
The Record.

One of the most distinctive features of our American college
life is the Fraternity. The ''Frat" is the chief social factor of a
college; within its walls the students meet for social, literary, and
fraternal purposes.

By many educators the fraternities are considered a menace to
the life of a college; but a careful study of tlie history of the numer-
ous fraternities show that they have l)een productive of much good
to the various institutions of learning. The competition between
the fraternities of a college in securing members tends to increase
the scholarship and deportment of the students. The alumni of
the various colleges will remember the many arguments given in
" chinning" for new members as : the high rank of their " frat" in
scholarship, its prominence in literary work, athletics, etc. Then,
too, the carrying on of a successful campaign each year, for new
members, gives a valuable training to the students in the prac-
tical affairs of life. In these campaigns the students learn human
nature and gain the first practical knowledge in handling men,
which is the greatest factor in a successful career.

The necessity for "societies" was earl}" felt in the old " Aca-
demy." In chapter 1 (pages 51 and 52) is given an account of the
Polemic and Franklin societies. From 1835 to 1852 several
literary societies were organized (see pages 81-83). In 1847, the
Amethyleton society was organized and continued in existence but
a short time. The Philomathian society was founded in the fifties.

The Parthenon society was organized in 1859. It had a
membership of 48 in 1860, and of 44 in 1861. The oflEicers in 1860
were: Charles Morton, president; S. W. Shattuck, vice-president;
Nathaniel Irish, orator; Charles A. Curtis, poet; G. M. Bascom,
censor; Josiah Hall, secretary; E. C. Saltmarsh, treasurer; C. B.



PARTHENON, ATHENIAN, PLATONIAN AND FRESHMAN SOCIETIES. 485

Stoughton, G. A. Converse, and Thomas W. Eayre, standing com-
mittee. In December 1860, the officers were: Thomas W. Eayre,
president; Charles B. Stoughton, vice-president; Ellas F. Smith,
orator; Charles A. Curtis, poet; T. H. Kellogg, censor; G. A. Con-
verse, secretary; E. A. Chandler, treasurer; E. T. Jones, A. B.
Hutchinson, and W. A. Phillipes, standing committee. The officers
in 1861, were: Charles B. Stoughton, president; Edward T. Jones,
vice-president; L. D Allen, orator; Charles A. Curtis, poet; W. A.
Phillipes, censor; W. S. Dewey, secretary; J. B. Thompson, trea-
surer; C. H. Atwood, G. A. Converse, and Rody Patterson, Jr.,
standing committee. In 1862, the Parthenon society was dis-
banded and in its place two societies, the "Athenian" and the
"Platonian" were formed.

The membership of the Athenian society was as follows: 1862,
57; 1863, 71 ; 1864, 73. The officers for 1862 were: Charles E. Bush,
president; Adin H. Whitmore, vice-president; Henry E. Alvord,
secretary; William S. Dewey, treasurer; R. L. Moses, censor; W. S.
Vernam, reader; D. F. Phelps and H. M. Phillips, critics; In 1863:
C. E. Rich, president; F. A. Sawyer, vice-president; C. J. Chapin,
secretary; C. D. Gregory, treasurer; J. S. Potter, censor; R. C.
Lord, reader; W. F. Bascom, and D. F. Phelps, critics; W. S.
Dewey, R. L. Moses and C. F.' Thorndike, executive com-
mittee; 1864: C, F. Tillinghast, president; C. N. Kent, vice-
president; W. F. Bascom, secretary; C. F. Thorndike, treasurer;
E. D. Adams, censor; F. A. Sawyer, reader; John H. Osgood,
and W. F. Ladd, critics; James V. Sweetser, M. B. Stebbins and
John C. Boyd, executive committee.

The membership of the Platonian society was as follows : 1862,
52; 1863, 72; 1864, 73. The officers for 1862 were: T. H. Kellogg,
president; Rody Patterson, Jr., vice-president; W. H. Chaffin,
secretary; George W. Smith, treasurer; L. Byron Fuller, censor;
Norman Call, reader; T. J. Lasier and G. H. Ober, critics; In 1863 :
Rody Patterson, Jr., president; Charles H. Atwood, vice-president;
Curtis S. Barrett, secretary; F. H. McCulloch, treasurer; A. W.
White, censor; T. J. Lasier, reader; G. A. Folsom and J. S. Richards,
critics. In 1864: Thomas J. Lasier, president; Charles H. Smart,
vice-president; Charles B. Ormsbee, secretary; Thomas S. Thorn-
dike, treasurer; J. I\I. Glidden, censor; William Fiske, reader; W. H.
Johnson and J. S. Richards, critics. The records of the societies
for the years 1864-66 are not obtainable.

The UK A, a freshman society, was organized in 1860 and
continued in existence until the University was moved to North-



486



NORWICH UNIVERSITY



field. The membership in 18GU was 16; 1861 8; 1862, 16; 1863, 15;
1864, 29. The officers in 1860 were Edward T.Jones, and Edwin
A. Chandler, presidents, G. A. Converse, vice-president; Van B.
Sleeper and H. E. Alvord, secretaries; J. W. F. Washburn and J. II.
Cocroft, D. K. A. A. In 1861, James H. Cocroft, president; Wil-
liam R. Hoyt, ^'ice-president; Norman Call, secretary; Albert
Sabine, D. K. A. A. The roster of officers for the 3'ears 1862-66
has not been preserved.

The first Friendship Club was organized in 1852, and in each
year until 1860 this organization was continued. These clubs were
formed for social purposes and were all pledged to meet on Norwich
Plain in the "Year of Jubilee," 1860. At that time the General
Alumni Association (q. v.) was formed by the club members.



if





Beginning of the Hike of 1907.



THE UNIVERSITY REGULATORS.



487



The Regulators.



The Regulators was the first secret society formed at the
University. It was established in 1853, to correct through its
secret, but effective influence, certain Avrongs then tolerated. Its
members were unknown to the profane; its meetings were secret.
It established the University Regulators, (q. v.,) the first paper
published by the cadets at the University.

The organization was continued until 1855. The society held
regular meetings for initiation, with a blood curdling ritual and
wonderful paraphernalia; and for the self-imposed task of regula-
ting the internal affairs of discipline and social order of the Uni-
versity. On Friday, August 11, 1854, (the day after commence-
ment,) the society elected the following officers : Conscript Father,
Chevalier James H. Jerusalem; Vice or Assistant, Ensign Japhet
Spondax; Scrabulator, Col. Reuben Y. Stepandfetchit; Vice or
Assistant Chaplain Wheedle; Executive Committee, Lieutenant
Charlemange, Major-General Squib, Cornet Fizzler.

The membership in 1854, was as follows :



Society Name.



Name.



Residence, 1854.



Residence, 1911.



l.Major-GeneralJSquib ...

2 Ensign Japhet Spondax. .

3 Chev. James H. Jerusalem

4 Col. Reuben Y. Stepand-

fetchit

6 Captain Falstaff

6 Lieutenant Charlemange. .

7 Major Flipperteiiopperty-

I «« buscabum

SiCorporal Squinteye

9 Sergeant Steuben

10 Lieut. Gen. Bombastes

Furioso

1 1 Comet Fizzler

12 -Vdjutant Duflop

13 .Surgeon Potiphar

14 Lieut. Col. Peter Snooks. .



15 Chaplain Wheedle

16 Sutler Obadiah Squeezle. .



George E. Bryant Fitzwillam, N. H. Obit. JIadison,Wi3.,1907.

Oscar H. Leland |Baltimore, Vt Waco, Texas.

iQscarE. Learnard iBakersfield, Vt Lawrence, Kan.

^Henry O.Kent [Lancaster, N.H iObit.Lancaster,N.H.1909

John Mitchell iClaremont, N. H Obit. Des Moins. Ia.l890.

William D. .Munson iCoIchester, Vt Obit.Colchester.Vt.,1903.



iEdmund Jaeger jColumbus, Ohio. . .

[Epaphroditus H. Seymour i.Middlebury, Vt

William H. Fullerton Windsor, Vt ,



Egbert Phelps . .
Jonas H. Piatt. .
Zephaniah Piatt
S. Hammond Currier,



Obit.

Obit, 1864.
Windsor, Vt



-Middlebury, Vt. . .

Plattsburg, N. Y.

Colchester, Vt. . . .

Norwich, Vt

Dunbar R. Ransom Norn^ich, Vt Obit. Fort Worth, Tex.

I 1S97.

D. Franklin .\ndrus Xorwioh, Vt Obit Somonauk, 111. ,1859

Sayles Nichols Burlington, Vt Burlington, Vt.



Joliet, 111.

New York City.

Obit. Hudson, Wis. ,1880.

Obit. Nora-ich, 1890.



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NORWICH UNIVERSITY.



THETA CHI.

The ThetaChi Society was founded April 10, 1S56, at Norwich
University then located at Norwich, Vermont. Its founders, were
Arthur Chase of the class of '56, and Frederick Norton Freeman, '56.
It was their desire to provide for the benefit of their Alma Mater,
a society in which fellow students might receive that training in
.the study of literature and in debate which was so important a pavi
of the education of the young man of the period; it took the form
of a secret society.




The Theta Chi Chapter Houbc, Northfield.

The eml)leni of the fraternity and the name Theta Chi were
adopted at the suggestion of Egbert Phelps, a former student of
" N. U.' ' and at that time a student at Union College.

The Constitution of the society provided for making it a
national organization, but it remained a local for forty-six years,
following the fortunes of Norwich University, through the Civil
War; and upon the burning of the college buildings at Norwich,
went with it to Northfield, Vermont.

While the literary features have for the most part disap-
j)eared withtheterm "society,"thefi'aternalspirithasincreased with



THE THETA CHI FRATERNITY. 489

the adoption of the fraternal designation The Charter roll is as
follows :

1S.5(). Alpha, Xoruieh University , 30.')

1902. Beta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 44

1907. Camma. University of Maine, 04

lOOS. Delta, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 19

1909. Epsilon, Worcester Institute of Technologj^ 32

1 9 1 0. Zeta, New Hampshire State College, 32

1911. Eta, Rhode Island College, 30
Active chapters, 57. Total membership, 5St).

While the career of Alpha Chapter has been for the most part
uneventful, its growth has been steady, and though with the Uni-
versity, it suffered a decline during the years following the Civil
War, latter days have been exceedingly prosperous. No class
since its inception in l<So6, except that of '71, has failed to con-
tribute to its membership, and for the past thirty years the con-
tribution has been remarkably large. The Chapter was incorpo-
rated November 22, 18SS, under the laws of Vermont, as theTheta
Chi Fraternity of Norwich University, and now owns and occupies
its chapter house.

Beta Chapter was instituted, December 13, 1902, through the
efforts of Park Valentine Perkins, Alpha, N. U., 1905. The chapter
has been prosperous though conditions at the Massachusetts In-
stitution of Technology are unfavorable to fraternity life by reason
of its location in the center of the city, and the fact that the homes



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