During the Civil War, over 100 students and alumni served as soldiers, four on the Confederate side. In 1862 a group of faculty, students, and alumni became the core of a company called the Forty-Fourth New York Volunteers, which participated in seventeen battles in the War. One of the founders of this company was Albert N. Husted '55 (above), who taught in the mathematics department. Professor Husted returned after the war, and he was well known for his sense of humor, friendship with students, and his role as a strict disciplinarian and vigorous teacher.