December 06, 2012 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


Sergeant David H. Stone, 9th New York Heavy Artillery, Killed by Friend with Pistol

Lot of 4, including: quarter plate tintype of Sergeant David H. Stone in a hanging, soapstone frame, 8 x 7 in.; full length portrait cdv dating from earlier in the war, with backmark of Philp & Solomon's Metropolitan Gallery, Washington; commission as second lieutenant in the New York 9th Artillery, dated November 30, 1864 (retroactive to September 15), signed by New York Governor Horatio Seymour, 11.5 x 15.5 in.; and promotion certificate to sergeant in Co. F, 9th New York Volunteer Artillery, dated January 14, 1863 (retroactive to the 7th) at Fort Reno, D.C., 10 x 14.75 in.

At the age of 26, David H. Stone enlisted on August 6, 1862 at Auburn, New York as a Corporal, and was mustered into Co. F of the 9th New York, Heavy Artillery, six days later. Throughout the majority of the war, the 9th New York Heavy Artillery was involved in the defenses of Washington D.C. During his time with the 9th, Stone was promoted first sergeant in 1863, then second lieutenant in December of 1864. However, within a month after his promotion, Stone was purportedly killed by a friend with a pistol with hairpin triggers on January 14, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia. 

Condition:Tintype excellent.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


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