"The morning we received the news of the death of President Lincoln gloom settled over the entire college, even the southern boys, who before had censored him, now felt that they had lost a valuable friend whose great qualities would be missed in the coming reconstruction."
Richard S. Treacy, Class of 1869
Gift of Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY
Fordham University was founded in 1841 as St John’s College in the village of Fordham. By 1861 this small Catholic college had graduated approximately 100 men. Among those alumni were four generals,six colonels and five captains who served in the Union army, twelve men who served in the Confederate Army and three Jesuit professors from St. John’s who served as army chaplains.
Alcee Atocha, Lt. Col
Captain Edward Binsse, Class of 1854
Edward Brownson, BA 1861, Captain
Garrett Byrne, BA 1854, Captain
Frederick Goggins 1858-1860, drummer boy
Charles Hargous, Captain
Francis Hargous, Cadet
Peter A. Hargous, BA 1856,
James Hickey 1856-1861, drummer boy
Philip Kearney, General
William Keegan, Prep 1858 Lt.Col.
James Kerrigan, Col.
John Kerrigan, Col.
Joseph Kerrigan, M.D.
James McMahon, Prep 1853 Col.
John E McMahon, Prep 1848, BA 1852, Col.
Martin McMahon, BA 1855, General
James McQuade, General
John Murphy, Prep 1854 MD
Edwin Neville, Captain
James O’Beirne, General
Morgan J. O’Brien, Prep 1868, BA 1872
Robert Gould Shaw
George Dillon Prep 1850, 1848-1851
Charles Longuemare 1855-57
Patrick Mahony, BA 1850, Captain.
Charles Pinckney, Prep 1847, BA 1851, MA 1870
Eustace Pinckney, Prep 1850, 1849-1853
William Pinckney 1848-1850
Henry Pinssant BA 1856
Charles C. Prendergast
Fr. Thomas Ouellet SJ
Fr. Peter Tissot SJ
Fr. Michael Nash