Adjutant Stearns by William A. Stearns PDF

By William A. Stearns

whilst a tender guy of promise has unexpectedly fallen within the presence of the country and in defence of its liberties, and all hopes of his destiny usefulness, in usual methods, were destroyed; if there has been whatever in his personality and lifestyles or within the situations of his dying which, if recognized, will be of profit to the realm, that sensitiveness of friendship may perhaps infrequently be justified which may still withhold from younger males of his personal age, and particularly from his fellow-soldiers, a few becoming memorial of him. this is the explanation, if any apology is required, why the subsequent biographical notices of Adjutant Stearns are submitted to the general public. it'd be notion they'd include greater grace from a few one whose intimacy of courting may not be suspected of giving too excessive a coloring to the narrative. but when right allowance is made for parental partiality and tenderness, might be, when it comes to one so early referred to as away, nobody may provide a greater impact of his genuine existence and factors than his father.

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