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Brigadier General Charles Pomeroy Stone, USA, arrested in his Washington hotel room and imprisoned

Charles Pomeroy Stone, detail
02/09/1862
Just after midnight, on the unwritten orders of General George McClellan, Brigadier General George Sykes and a squad of infantry arrested Brigadier General Charles Pomeroy Stone at his Washington hotel on unspecified charges.  The new Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War had largely selected Stone as scapegoat for the Ball's Bluff defeat in late 1861 and he had recently had a heated exchange with Senator Charles Sumner.  Stone was held at Forts Lafayette and Hamilton in New York without charge until his release on August 16, 1862.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
James Gillespie Blaine, Twenty Years in Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield (Norwich, CT: Henry Bill Publishing Company, 1884) I: 385-395
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 19.
 
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