(1836–1905) Union army officer. A New Yorker, Stone studied engineering and settled in Pennsylvania. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted; he spent most of the war in Virginia, in the Army of the Potomac. He fought in several battles there and became a recruiter, raising an entire regiment in one month. He was a commander in the Union's losing effort at Chancellorsville (1863) and was seriously wounded at Gettysburg (1863) and again in the Battle of the Wilderness (1864). In 1898 he served as chief of engineers and a brigadier general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.