e among the most honored public men of his State.
Stephen Goodhue Emerson.
Private 1st Mass. Vols. (Infantry), July, 1862; killed at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863.
the following extracts are taken from the autobiography of Stephen Emerson in the Class-Book.
They are given at some length, because in no other way can the traits of his simple and manly nature so well be shown.
I was born on the 17th of July, 1838, in Chester, New Hampshire.
My father's name was Nathaniel French Emerson, and he was also a native of this town, as well as my grandfather, John Emerson.
Up to 1858 my father owned a large farm in Chester, and I was brought up a farmer's boy, which I have always esteemed a circumstance to congratulate myself on, though, in many respects, likely enough, it was not so. At any rate, they were happy years, and gave me, perhaps, a good degree of bodily strength, and a great mass of pleasant recollections pertaining to rural scenes, farming occupations, the p