Thursday, January 7, 2016

Booknotes: The Extraordinary Life of Charles Pomeroy Stone

New Arrival:

The Extraordinary Life of Charles Pomeroy Stone: Soldier, Surveyor, Pasha, Engineer by Blaine Lamb (Westholme, 2015).

General Stone certainly wasn't the only high ranking Civil War officer to suffer political persecution after military defeat but his extended imprisonment without trial is a rather unique case. Early in the war, Stone was setup for a promising career but that all came crashing down with the disaster at Ball's Bluff. Blaine Lamb's book is a full treatment of Stone's professional military and engineering careers.

No comments:

Post a Comment

***PLEASE READ BEFORE COMMENTING***: You must SIGN YOUR NAME when submitting your comment. In order to maintain civil discourse and ease moderating duties, anonymous comments will be deleted. Comments containing outside promotions and/or product links will also be removed. Thank you for your cooperation.