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L.R. Stone

L.R. Stone

Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

Lincoln Ripley Stone

(1832 - 1930)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: Harvard Medical School, Class of 1854

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He graduated with an MD from Harvard in 1854 and practiced in Salem. He had been a member of the Salem Light Infantry, the local militia, in 1851. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry on 1 June 1861. Detached to hospital at Hagerstown, MD in August 1861. Prisoner while tending wounded at Winchester (May 1862). Paroled and released.

The rest of the War

His "brave conduct at Antietam insured his promotion" to Surgeon on 7 November 1862. He accompanied Colonel Shaw to be Surgeon, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, being at Camp Readville with them in the Spring of 1863. He was discharged from the Volunteer service on 24 April 1863, and held posts at various hospitals as Assistant Surgeon (commissioned 24 October 1863) and Surgeon (comm. 4 December 1863), US Volunteers, to the end of the War. He was honored by brevet to Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers on 1 October 1865 for War service, and mustered out on 7 October 1865.

After the War

He practiced medicine in Newton, MA.

References & notes

Basic information and quote above from Quint1. Service dates from Heitman2. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His photograph is from one in a Carte-de-visite album of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment posted online by the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother William was wounded at Antietam while a member of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry. His father Thomas Treadwell Stone was a noted pastor and abolitionist.


08/05/1832; Bridgeton, ME


02/17/1930; burial in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 421 - 488  [AotW citation 14481]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 929  [AotW citation 14485]

3   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: Vol. 93, pg. 4752  [AotW citation 14500]