Proof that the War is Over

A Cannon for the Confederacy: The Legacy of Frazar Stearns

Submitted on Thursday, 3/15/2012, at 3:28 PM

By William Sweet

A century and a half ago, a member of the Amherst College Class of 1863 followed his chemistry professor into this country’s bloodiest conflict and returned in a coffin. After the body of Frazar Stearns—the son of the college’s fourth president, William Augustus Stearns—came back to Amherst, so did a cannon that he had helped reclaim from Confederate forces. It was a pale substitute for a 21-year-old with a promising future, but the “Amherst Cannon” would become a boon for historians.

Warren Charles Stearns

Submitted by Craig H. Morgan on Monday, 10/25/2010, at 9:41 PM

The First War Memorial

By Emily Gold Boutilier

Stearns Steeple and the Mead in Winter

Submitted by Samuel A. Masinter
Stearns Steeple and the Mead Art Museum in February, as seen from atop Johnson Chapel.