Portrait of Frazar Stearns in military uniform

Image

Frazar_Stearns.jpg

Title

Portrait of Frazar Stearns in military uniform

Subject

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Stearns, Frazar Augustus, 1840-1862

Description

Portrait of Frazar Stearns shortly before he was killed in the battle of Newbern. The photograph was for his parents (Amherst College President William A. Stearns and Rebecca Alden Frazar Stearns) as the signature underneath reads, "Your affec. son, Frazar A. Stearns."

Emily Dickinson wrote a letter to her Norcross cousins in which she states "brave Frazar, killed at Newbern...his big heart shot away by a 'minie ball.'"

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1862-03-01

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Format

image/jpg

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Folder: Stearns, Frazar A.

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 6 in.

Citation

“Portrait of Frazar Stearns in military uniform,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/962.