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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

George L. Stearns Grave Monument, Mount Auburn Cemetery

Exhibit Description:
Grave monument for the George L. Stearns at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. The text reads, "George Luther Stearns. The virtues of this rare man were celebrated at this death by the eloquence of Emerson, and in the poetry of Whittier. An unexampled honor, in his time he sheltered the exiled Hungarians together with John Brown. He saved Kansas to freedom. Almost alone in 1863 he organized the colored regiments, which turned the scale in favor of the Union cause. He expended a fortune in public and private benefactions." Photograph taken in August 2017.
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George L. StearnsCambridgephotographssculpturesJohn Greenleaf WhittierRalph Waldo Emerson