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.

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