George Stoneman (1822-1894)

George Stoneman was a brevet major general in the Union Army. He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers in August, 1861, and commanded the cavalry in the Army of the Potomac. He led a series of raids that were not as successful as the Union commanders would have hoped. He undertook "Stoneman's Raids During the Chancellorsville Campaign," where he left General Hooker with no cavalry. Poor judgment caused him to be captured with 700 of his men in "Stoneman's and McCook's Raids." Released a few months later, he commanded "Stoneman's Raid in Southwestern Virginia" against the Confederate salt works and lead mines. "Stoneman's Raid in North Carolina and Virginia" came too late to help Sherman. At the end of the war Stoneman was brevetted major general for war service. He was the Democratic governor of California from 1883 to 1887.

1861 circa 5 years
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