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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
Edward Lewis Stevens was born in Boston, Massachusetts, September 30, 1842. His father, Silas Stevens, at the time resided in Boston, but afterwards removed to Brighton. His mother was Jane, elbattle of Lexington. She was descended from Thomas Smith, who settled at Watertown in 1635. Stevens was fitted for Harvard University in the public schools of Brighton, and entered the Freshman C or the State which sends me to fight for the nation's life and freedom. The career of Lieutenant Stevens, after he joined the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, is identical with that of the and five companies of the Fifty-fourth charged across the stream, when the Rebels fled. Lieutenant Stevens fell in the action, and was buried on the spot. In the words of the obituary drawn up bolunteers for that duty. The body was recovered, and buried near the spot where he fell. Lieutenant Stevens's death caused a more than ordinary sense of grief among his brother officers. He was res