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army officer , engineer

Charles Pomeroy Stone, American army officer, engineer. Served as First lieutenant United States Army in Mexican War, 1846.

Background

Stone, Charles Pomeroy was born on September 30, 1824 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Doctor Alpheus Fletcher and Fanny Lincoln (Cushing) Stone.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1845.

Career

Served as First lieutenant United States Army in Mexican War, 1846. Resigned commission, 1856. Commissioned colonel District of Columbia Volunteers, 1861, colonel 14th Infantry, United States Army, 1861, brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1861.

Unjustly blamed for death of ex-senator Baker (colonel in command at Battle of Ball’s Bluff 1861) arrested 1862, imprisoned in Fort Lafayette, released, 1862. Served at Fort Hudson and in Red River campaign. Mustered out of volunteer commission, commissioned colonel United States Army.

Assigned to Army of Potomac, resigned, 1864. Engineering, superintendent Dover Mining Company, Goochland County, Virginia, 1865-1869. Served in Egyptian army, 1870-1883, chief of staff, Lieutenant general.

Chief engineer Florida Ship Canal Company, 1883-1884. Constructing engineer for foundations of Statue of Liberty.

Membership

Served as First lieutenant United States Army in Mexican War, 1846.

Connections

Married Maria Louisa Clary, 1853. Married second, Annie Granier Stone, 1863.

father:
Doctor Alpheus Fletcher Stone

mother:
Fanny Lincoln (Cushing) Stone

spouses:
Maria Louisa Clary

Annie Granier Stone