Adjutant Stearns by William A. Stearns

By William A. Stearns

while a tender guy of promise has unexpectedly fallen within the presence of the state and in defence of its liberties, and all hopes of his destiny usefulness, in traditional methods, were destroyed; if there has been something in his personality and lifestyles or within the situations of his demise which, if recognized, will be of profit to the area, that sensitiveness of friendship may infrequently be justified which should 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 next biographical notices of Adjutant Stearns are submitted to the general public. it would be idea they might include higher grace from a few one whose intimacy of dating will not be suspected of giving too excessive a coloring to the narrative. but when right allowance is made for parental partiality and tenderness, possibly, in relation to one so early referred to as away, no one may perhaps provide a greater impact of his genuine existence and causes than his father.

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