THE OBITUARY RECORD. Gen. George Stoneman. Gen. George Stoneman, ex-Governor of California, died in Buffalo yesterday, at the home of Mrs. Benjamin H. Williams, his sister. Gen. Stoneman was born at Busti, Chau- tauqua County, N.Y., August 8, 1822. He was graduated from the United States Mili- tary Academy in 1846 and attached to the First Dragoons. In 1847, at Santa Fe, he was acting as Quartermaster to the Mormon battalion, and went with it to Mexico. He was in active service on the Pacific coast until 1857. In March, 1857, he became Captain of the Second Cavalry, and served in Texas principally, until 1863. Then he was in com- mand of For Worth. His superior officer, Gen. David E. Twiggs, ordered him to surrender the Goverment property which which was under his charge to the State in seces- sion. He refused to obey the General's or- der, evacuated the fort, and came to New- York by steamer. He became Major of the First Cavalry May 9, 1861. He served in Virginia until August, when he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers and Chief of Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac. He organized the cavalry of that army, and was in com- mand during the peninsular campaign of 1862. When the Confederate Army evacu- ated Yorktown his cavalry and artillery pursued it and brought on the battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. After the second battle of Bull Run, Gen. Stoneman was placed in command of Gen. Philip Kearney's division. Then he suc- ceeded Gen. Samuel P. Hientzelman as Commander of the Third Army Corps, Nov. 15, 1862. He was its leader at Fredericks- burg Dec. 13, 1862. He was promoted Major General Nov. 29, 1862. He led a cavalry corps in the raid toward Richmond from April 13 until May 2, 1863, and commanded the Twenty-third Corps from January to April, 1864. At the reorganization by Gen. Grant of the armies against Richmond, Gen. Stone- man was appointed to a cavalry corps in the Departmant of the Ohio. He was engaged in the operations of the Atlanta campaign in May-July, 1864, and conducted a raid for the capture of Macon and Andersonville, but was captured at Clinton, Ga., July 31, and retained a prisoner until Oct. 27, 1864. In December of the same year he led a raid to Southwestern Virginia. In Febru- ary and March of 1865 he commanded the District of East Tennessee. A month later he conducted an expedition to Aheville, N.C. He was engaged at Wytheville, at the capture of Salisbury, N.C, and at Asheville. Gen. Stoneman became Colonel of the Twenty-first Infantry July 28, 1866, and was brevetted Colonel, Brigadier General, and Major General for gallant conduct. He retired from the army Aug. 10, 1871. The California Democratic Convention at San Jose, in June, 1882, nominated him for Governor. He was elected and served in that office with signal credit until 1887. He had resided in California since his re- tirement from the army.
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