Entered Wesleyan University in the autumn of 1860. Left college at
close of Sophomore year, to enter the army, joining the Sixth New York Cavalry,
then on to the fighting line in Virginia. McLellan had failed; Lee was
driving our armies back on Washington. With one hundred other raw
recruits, the Sixth regiment was stationed to guard a ford on the
Rappahannock. At the second battle of Bull Run, Lee crossed the river a
few miles from this ford, and drove the Union Army back. The Sixth
Regiment was in a position of extreme peril for days, barely escaping
capture. After many hardships and dangers, the regiment finally reached
Washington, most of the men fit subjects for the hospital. After eight
months of service, was discharged on a surgeon's certificate of
disability. Re-entered college in 1863, and graduated with class of '65.
1865, Teaching in Elizabeth, N.J.
1866, Pastor of M.E. Church, Huntington, L.I.
1867, Joined New York East Conference, stationed at Babylon, L.I.; 1868, Cold
Spring Harbor; 1869, Greensport. Retired from the ministry in 1870, on
account of bronchial trouble, and became a teacher.
1870-72, Teacher of Greek and Mathematics in Vermont Conference Seminary,
1872-5, Teacher of Greek and Latin in Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, Fort
1873-5, Vice-Principal of same.
1875, Attended Summer School of Chemistry, Harvard University.
1875-6, Teacher of Latin and Mental Science in Pittsburg Female College,
1876-8, Principal of Bound Brook Collegiate Institute, Bound Brook, N.J.
1878- , Teacher of Greek and Latin in the Centenary Collegiate Institute,
During the year following the fire, in which the buildings of the C.C.
Institute were destroyed, while the new buildings were being constructed, at the
request of the Trustees and President, took entire charge of the school.
Hired a hall in the town, in which the school met during the year. Thus
the organization of the classes and the literary societies was kept up without a
break, and a class of eight was graduated, each of whom, with one exception,
went to college, or a theological school.
Married, April 14, 1866, Miss Mary E. Duff, of Thomastown, Conn. No
Address: Centenary Collegiate Institute, Hackettstown, N.J.