Charles P. Stone (1824-1887)

Charles Pomeroy Stone was a brigadier general in the Union Army who suffered a great injustice during the Civil War. He was a West Pointer (1845) who was made brigadier general early in the war (1861). One of Stone's subordinates, Edward Baker, who was a personal friend of Lincoln, exceeded his orders and took his brigade over the Potomac River. Baker was killed. Stone became the scapegoat for his death. Stone was arrested without charges and held in solitary confinement. His requests for an inquiry were ignored. Stone was freed after 189 days without any charges pressed. He remained unassigned for nine months. Stone resigned in September, 1864, without ever being charged or cleared.

1865 circa 5 years
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