morning of the 20th, McClellan telegraphed to Stone, at Poolesville, Md., that General McCall occud Lee's plan of concentration at Cashtown.
So Stone's demonstration at Ball's Bluff deranged McCleker) for reinforcements.
The latter consulted Stone, his division commander, and was given permissskill and promptness on the battle line as was Stone or Evans in general conduct of the field of opte attempt, we learn, from the reports of both Stone and Devens that an officer of the enemy rode rnded at least twenty-five of the Federals; and Stone, in his report, says when they found out theird forward into the fight in total disregard of Stone's precautionary orders.
Like Tarleton at Cowphose wounded and captured, cast no reproach on Stone, but their voices were drowned in the prevailiury.
In McClellan's Own Story, he writes that Stone was a most charming and amiable gentleman, honmet with.
The same black spirit, which made Stone its victim, later on led to the downfall of Mc[11 more...]