Date Original



William E. Bevens transcribed the Civil War diary of Thomas R. Stone in April 1911. The battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, is the only battle Stone describes in any detail, although he briefly mentions action at Farmington, Mississippi, and the advance of the Union Army to Corinth, Mississippi.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas R. Stone was born in Bedford County, Tennessee, about 1837. He enlisted in Company G, First (Colquitt's) Arkansas Infantry, Confederate Army, at the beginning of the Civil War at Jacksonport, Arkansas. The regiment was assigned duty in Virginia, and Stone arrived at camp on Aquaria Creek near Richmond, Virginia, in June 1861. His regiment did not participate in the battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, but it did observe some skirmishing with Union gunboats prior to the fight. It transferred back to the west during the fall of 1861 and participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in 1862. He became seriously ill after the evacuation of Corinth, and spent several weeks recuperating near Grenada, Mississippi. On July 1, 1862, he transferred to the Fifteenth Arkansas Infantry (McRae's) and assumed the responsibilities of an ordnance clerk. He was serving in the Thirty-First Arkansas Volunteers when he received a medical discharge in November of 1862.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee; Mississippi; Virginia





Resource Type



Thomas R. Stone diary, SMC.004.010


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Thomas R. Stone diary, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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