NYT: How the Civil War Created College Football

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NYT: How the Civil War Created College Football
Rutgers football team 1891

The 1891 Rutgers football team

At a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., on June 10, 1890, the philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson declared, “I ask to make [Soldiers Field] a memorial to some dear friends who gave their lives … to their country and to their fellow men in the hour of great need — the War of the Rebellion.”

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