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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Ball's Bluff and the arrest of General Stone. (search)
District of Columbia volunteers. See General Stone's article, Washington on the eve of the War, Vol. I., p. 7.--Editors. Well might Mr. Lincoln exclaim, with his smile, Oh! I could never believe General Stone would be disloyal! In the autumn of 1861 Stone's division, comprising the brigades of Gorman, Lander, and Baker, Afterward Sedgwick's division, Second Corps, brigade commanders Gorman, Dana, and Burns.--R. B. I. was observing the ferries or fords of the Potomac in front of Poolesville. On the 20th of October, McCall's division being at Dranesville, General McClellan telegraphed to General Stone directing Map of the Upper Potomac. him to keep a good lookout on Leesburg to see if the operations of McCall should have the effect of driving the enemy away, adding, perhaps a slight demonstration on your part would have the effect to move them. This slight demonstration resulted in the battle of Ball's Bluff. On the morning of the 21st of October General Stone gave Co