Newton Stone

Newton Stone

Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death 5 May 1864 (aged 25)
Burial Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 9396958 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. A native of Readsboro, Vermont, he was a law student and after joining the war effort in May, 1861 as 1st Lieutenant in Company A of the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry, was admitted to the bar the following month. With his law career now on hold, he rose steadly through the ranks and on April 2, 1864 was promoted to Colonel and commander of the 2nd Vermont Infantry. On May 5, 1864 during action at the Battle of the Wildernees, a leg wound made it necessary for him to go to the rear for medical care. After this care, he re-entered the fighting astride a horse. While going up and down his line encourging his men, he was toppled out of his saddle by a minie' ball to the head.

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