Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Norwich University
NORWICH UNIVERSITY, an institution established in 1819 for the purpose of fitting college men, who are training for a purely civil career, for effective service as volunteers in time of war. It is now the military college of the State of Vermont. Originally the institution was settled in Middletown, Conn., and then later, in 1829, at Norwich where it received its present name. It removed to its present location at Northfield, Vt., in 1898. The college has an enrolment of 200 students and its graduates have an enviable record in war and peace time pursuits. Among the graduates was Admiral Dewey, the victor of Manila Bay.