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Friends of imprisoned Brigadier General Charles Stone seek aid from the Massachusetts Legislature

Charles Pomeroy Stone, detail
03/28/1862
The Congressional Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War had largely selected Brigadier General Chales Stone as scapegoat for the Ball's Bluff defeat in late 1861 and he was arrested held at Forts Lafayette and Hamilton in New York without charge. until his release on August 16, 1862.  Friends in the Massachusetts Legislature attempted to pass a resolution to expedite a trial for the disgraced officer but this was voted down as an interference with federal authorities.  Stone was released without explanation in August 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.
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 71.
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