Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Andrew Jackson Stone, died in the Civil War 1864, buried Dunbarton, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Center Cemetery in Dunbarton, New Hampshire

Son of James &
Mary E. Stone
Capt. Co. F. Reg't. N.H.V.
Born July 7, 1828.
Was wounded in battle of
wilderness, May 18, Died in 
Hospital at Fredericksburg, Va.
May 19, 1864.
AE. 35 yrs. 10 mos. & 12 ds.

Andrew Jackson Stone, son of James Stone and Mary East Beard, was born 7 July 1828 in Dunbarton, and died 19 May 1864 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  James Stone (1785 - 1874) was born in Henniker, New Hampshire, and his father James Stone (1747 - 1790) was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts and served in the Revolutionary War and participated in the Battle of Bennington, Vermont.  

According to the book Sketch of Dunbarton, New Hampshire by Miss Ella Mills, 1902: "Dunbarton sent more than fifty men to the Civil War, several sent substitutes.  To three men were given captain's commissions, namely, William E. Bunten, Henry M. Caldwell, who died of fever in Falmouth, Va., in 1862, and Andrew J. Stone, who was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864."  And according to the book New Hampshire in the Civil War, by Bruce D. Heald, 2001:  "Capt. Andrew J. Stone, 9th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment.  Capt. Andrew J. Stone, part of the IX Corps, was a native of Dunbarton.  One August 5, 1862, at the age of 33, he was mustered in as captain.  He was mortally wounded in a skirmish in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on May 20, 1864.  His regiment lost 184 men at Spottsylvania, most of them in the fight on May 12, 1864." 

Apparently Andrew Stone was a rock collector (no pun intended).  A Google search of his name led to a photo of his rock collection at the New Hampshire Historical Society.  https://www.nhhistory.org/object/814221/relic   

The Google search also led to an auction website with several Civil War items that belonged to Capt. Stone, along with his photograph.  The letter references the regimental history of the 9th New Hampshire written by William Marvel in 1988, which has a biography of Stone written by Herman Clement who wrote "that Capt. Stone's wound was turning black and when they arrived at the Fredricksburg hospital on May 20th, he died at 8:00 that evening. Clement dug Capt. Stone's grave alone in Fredricksburg, and laid him to rest in a blanket, and makes clear in his his writing 'This was not the dignified burial that Stone deserved.'"  You can see these items that belonged to Andrew Stone (sword, musket ball, letter, sash, photograph, etc.) at this link:  https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/lot-1473-presentation-sword-and-sash-of-killed-in-action-captain-andrew-stone-9th-new-hampshire-volunteers-47521/  

This is a detail of the carving on the tombstone of Andrew Jackson Stone's memorial. 
It looks like a bomb exploding. Has anyone seen this type of carving before?


Cite/Link to this post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Andrew Jackson Stone, died in the Civil War 1864, buried Dunbarton, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted July 21, 2020, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2020/07/andrew-jackson-stone-died-in-civil-war.html: accessed [access date]). 

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