Video: Students left college to enlist and help defend Gettysburg

Video: Students left college to enlist and help defend Gettysburg

Evan Pugh, a Quaker and founding president of Penn State, was opposed to students leaving college to fight in the Civil War. Nevertheless, 31 would join Union forces and at least two joined Confederate armies. Carol Reardon, George Winfree professor of history at Penn State, shares how the college answered the emergency call for an armed militia to defend the Commonwealth from advancing Confederate troops led by Gen. Robert E. Lee.