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Exhibit: Saint Mary's during the Civil War

Saint Mary's College is showcasing its Civil War era heritage in connection with the One Book, One Michiana project of the St. Joseph County Public Library, which is reading The Killer Angels, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

On exhibit at the Cushwa-Leighton Library through May 11, 2013 are images from the college's archival collections, including letters from students, photographs, and most notably, the "Pinkerton Chair."  The embroidery work on this chair was created by Isabella Pinkerton during her time at Saint Mary's, from 1859 to 1861.  Her father, Allan Pinkerton, directed security for President Lincoln during the war, and went on to establish the Pinkerton Detective Agency.