September 23rd, 1863

The Williams faculty vote to require student attendance at military drill.

Faculty Meeting Minutes:

1863 Sept 23. Voted that the students be required to attend the military drill except they are excused by the Faculty. That the time of drill be on Mondays, Tuesdays, + Fridays – Forty minutes for each drill.

1863 Sept 30. Voted that students who have been in actual service in the defense of the Country be excused from military drill upon application.