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Most of this information comes from the General Catalogue of the Divinity School of Harvard University (1920). We have attempted to verify, when possible, information in this list, but it is certainly open to corrections. Links are to The Civil War, a site maintained by the National Park Service.

There are two lists. The first are those who were commissioned as soldiers. Below that is a list of students who officially served but not as commissioned soldiers.

Charles Babbidge (Oct. 27, 1806-May 5, 1898) was a Chaplain in the 6th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Apr. 15, 1861-Aug. 2, 1861) and of the 26th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Nov.  17, 1861-Nov. 7, 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1832.

Stephen Barker (Jan. 14, 1829-Oct. 19, 1893) was a Chaplain in the 1st Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, July 5, 1861-July 8, 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1856.

George Washington Bartlett (Feb. 19, 1827-June 2, 1864) was a Chaplain in the 14th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Dec. 28, 1861-Feb. 1, 1863, and in the 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry, Feb. 13, 1864-June 2, 1864. He was killed in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Va. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1857.

Nicholas Emery Boyd (Aug. 13, 1837-Sept. 19, 1928) was a Private, Sept. 29, 1862-Feb. 10, 1863, and a Corporal, Feb. 10, 1863-July 10, 1863, in the 25th Regiment, Maine Infantry. He attended Harvard Divinity School for one year ending in 1872.

Charles Taylor Canfield (Apr. 13, 1823-Feb. 8, 1913) was a Chaplain in the 36th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Sept. 2, 1862-Oct. 20, 1863. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1855.

Augustus Hammond Conant (Oct. 16, 1811-Feb. 8, 1863) was a Chaplain in the 19th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (July 31, 1861-Feb. 8, 1863). He died in Mufreesborough, Tenn. He attended Harvard Divinity School briefly around 1841.

Warren Handel Cudworth (May 23, 1825-Nov. 29, 1883) was a Chaplain in the 1st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, May 22, 1861-May 28, 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1851.

Hasbrouck Davis (Apr. 23, 1827-Oct. 19, 1870), He was a Lieutenant Colonel, Feb. 1, 1862-Jan. 5, 1864, and Colonel, Jan. 1, 1864-Aug. 1, 1865, of the 12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, He attended Harvard Divinity School for less than a year ending around 1847.

George Bourne Farnsworth (Feb. 29, 1828-Apr. 11, 1887) was a Second Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored), Dec. 17, 1863-May 3, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1861.

Gerald Fitzgerald (Sept. 6, 1835-May 3, 1863) was a Private, June 26-Sept. 7, 1861, and Sergeant Major [not verified], Sept. 7, 1861-Aug. 15, 1862, in the 12th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry;  and a Second Lieutenant, Sept. 2, 1862-Mar. 20, 1863, and First Lieutenant, Mar. 20, 1863-May 3, 1863, in the 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. He died in the Battle of Chancellorsville, and his body was never recovered. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1859.

James Hackett  Fowler (June 4, 1824-June 10, 1889) was a Chaplain in the 33rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (Jan. 31, 1863-Nov. 1, 1865). He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1854.

Edward Beecher French (Nov. 20, 1832-July 14, 1907) was a Private, July 26-Sept. 6, 1862, and a Chaplain, Sept. 6, 1862-June 2, 1865, in the 39th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1859.

Arthur Buckminster Fuller (Aug. 10, 1822-Dec. 11, 1862) was a Chaplain in the 16th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. He died in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1847.

Edward Istley Galvin (Apr. 3, 1838-Aug. 21, 1908) was a Second Lieutenant in the 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (100 days, 1864) (Militia), July 15, 1864-Nov. 11, 1864 (also Chaplain elect after Aug. 23, 1864). He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1862.

William Batchelder Greene (Apr. 4, 1819-May 30, 1878) was a Colonel in the 1st Regiment, Massachusetts Heavy Artillery (a reorganization of the 14th Regiment Infantry). He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1845.

Edward Henry Hall (Apr. 16, 1831-Feb. 22, 1912) was a Chaplain in the 44th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Sept. 12, 1862-June 18, 1863. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1855.

William Ware Hall (Oct. 27, 1834-Aug. 9, 1864) was a First Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment, Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Dec. 16, 1861-Aug. 2, 1862. He resigned on account of disability and took charge of the instruction of the Freedmen on St. Helena Island, Port Royal, S.C., until July 1, 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1858.

Augustus Mellen Haskell (Jan. 24, 1832-Feb. 24, 1893) was a Chaplain in the 40th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Sept. 11 (or Oct. 9), 1863-Mar. 6, 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1861.

Thomas Albert Henderson (Dec. 1, 1834-Aug. 16, 1864) was an Adjutant, Nov. 4, 1861-Aug. 26, 1862; Major, Aug. 26, 1862-July 22, 1863; and Lieutenant Colonel, July 22, 1863-Aug. 16, 1864. He died in the Battle of Deep Bottom, Va. He attended Harvard Divinity School briefly around 1857.

George Hughes Hepworth (Feb. 4, 1833-June 7, 1902) was a Chaplain in the 47th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Nov. 6, 1862-Feb. 11, 1863. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1855.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Dec. 22, 1832-May 9, 1911) was a Captain in the 51st Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Sept. 1862-Nov. 1862, and Colonel of the 33rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (formerly the 1st South Carolina Colored Infantry), Nov. 1862-Oct. 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1847.

Thomas  Dwight Howard (Dec. 25, 1826-Sept. 6, 1910) was a Chaplain in the 88th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (Old Organization), Jan. 20, 1864-Aug. 11, 1864, and in the 78th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Aug. 24, 1864-Jan. 6, 1866. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1851.

Charles Alfred Humphreys (Apr. 1, 1838-Nov. 22, 1921) was a Chaplain in the 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry, July 14, 1863-Apr. 12, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1863.

Sylvan Stanley Hunting (Mar. 22, 1826-June 2, 1894) was a Chaplain in the 27th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Mar. 26, 1863-June 1, 1863, and Nov. 22, 1863-July 26, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1852.

John C. Kimball (May 23, 1832-Feb. 16, 1910) was a Chaplain in the 8th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (9 months, 1862-63), Nov. 8, 1862-Aug. 7, 1863. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1859.

Joseph Foster Lovering (Aug. 18, 1836-Mar. 4, 1915) was a Chaplain in the 17th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Nov. 10, 1863-June 5, 1865. He attended Harvard Divinity School for less than a year ending around 1855.

Henry Bartlett Maglathlin (May 16, 1819-Feb. 17, 1910) was a Captain in the 4th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1846.

Milton Jennings Miller (Dec. 28, 1831-Sept. 10, 1919) was a Chaplain in the 110th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Aug. 8, 1864-June 25, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1863.

John Farwell Moors (Dec. 10, 1819-Jan. 27, 1895) was a Chaplain in the 52nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Nov. 19, 1862-Aug. 14, 1863. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1845.

Ephraim Nute (Sept. 17, 1819-Jan. 21, 1897) was a Chaplain in the 1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1845.

John Pierpont (Apr. 6, 1785-Aug. 27, 1866) was a Chaplain in the 22nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Oct. 21-Nov. 5, 1861. was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1818.

James Richardson (May 25, 1817-Nov. 10, 1863) was a Private in the 20th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, August 1872-Nov. 10, 1863. He served as a clerk to his captain, superintendent of the cook-tent, and an acting chaplain. In August 1862, he was assigned to the Sanitary Commission in Washington, D.C., where he died of fever.  He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1845.

Henry George Rollins (Aug. 12, 1838-Mar. 22, 1932) was a Lieutenant in the 48th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Aug. 30, 1862-Sept. 3, 1863. He attended Harvard Divinity School for less than a year ending around 1860.

John Savary (Nov. 4, 1832-May 18, 1910) was a Private in the 47th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), Nov. 30, 1862-Sept. 23, 1863. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1860.

Henry Stone (Aug. 17, 1830-Jan. 18, 1896) was a Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Aug. 28, 1861-Jan. 19, 1865, and a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 100th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Jan. 19-Dec. 26, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1860.

Joseph Henry Thayer (Nov. 7, 1828-Nov. 26, 1901) was a Chaplain in the 40th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Sept. 17, 1862-May 16, 1863. He attended Harvard Divinity School for a year ending in 1857.

Edwin Miller Wheelock (Aug. 30-1839-Oct. 29, 1901) was a Chaplain in the  15th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry , Oct. 10, 1862-July 18, 1863, and a First Lieutenant in the 76th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, July 20, 1863-Dec. 31, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1856.

Francis Charles Williams (Nov. 2, 1824-Nov. 27, 1910) was a Chaplain in the 8th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Dec. 20, 1861-June 22, 1864. He attended Harvard Divinity School for two years ending in 1846.

Martin Wyman Willis (Dec. 1, 1821-Apr. 26, 1893) was a Chaplain in the 4th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry (Aug. 20, 1861-June 20, 1862; he was furloughed due to sickness on Jan. 20, 1862). He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1843.

Edmund Burke Willson (Aug. 15, 1820-June 13, 1895) was a Chaplain in the 24th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Oct. 21, 1863-July 6, 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1843.

Augustus Woodbury (Dec. 4, 1825-Nov. 19, 1895) was a Captain/Chaplain in the 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Infantry (3 months, 1861), Apr. 17, 1861-Aug. 2, 1861. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1849.

George Wheelock Woodward (Feb. 10, 1810-June 29, 1887) was Chaplain of the 45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Jan. 1, 1862-Jan. 28, 1863. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1834.

 

 

Non-Commisioned:

Charles James Bowen (May 20, 1827-Apr. 10, 1870) was a Hospital Chaplain at the Camden Street Hospital in Baltimore, Md., June 1 (or May 31), 1862-June 10, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1850.

Benjamin Franklin Chandler (Sept. 19, 1816-Oct. 30, 1886) was a civil engineer in the Navy, mostly at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, July 7, 1852-Oct. 15, 1881. He attended Harvard Divinity School for a little more than a year ending in 1838.

William Henry Channing (May 25, 1810-Dec. 23, 1884) served in camps and hospitals, including Stanton Hospital, in Washington, D.C., under the U.S. Sanitary Commission (1861-65), and in 1863-64 was chaplain of the House of Representatives. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1833.

Charles Noyes (Oct. 26, 1835-May 23, 1916) was a Chaplain in the Draft Rendevous on Galloup’s Island in Boston Harbor, May 21, 1864-Aug. 14, 1865. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1859.

William James Potter (Feb. 1, 1830-Dec. 21, 1893) was drafted on July 23, 1863, and assigned to “visiting and inspecting all the United States hospitals in or near Washington and Alexandria.” He resigned in May 1864 but returned to Washington to work for the Sanitary Commission until August 1864. He attended Harvard Divinity School during the 1856/57 academic year.

Nathanael  Seaver (Apr. 21, 1936-Nov. 7, 1919) worked for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Aug. 1864-Dec. 20, 1864. He was a Harvard Divinity School graduate in the class of 1864.

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