Sgt. William D. Stone, 19th South Carolina Infantry, Company I, Manigault’s Brigade, was killed at Franklin, November 30th, 1864.

He is buried in South Carolina section #86, plot #50 at McGavock Confederate Cemetery.

Sgt. William D. Stone, 19th South Carolina“Arthur Manigault’s Brigade endured a night of horrors. Barely after reaching the front line the unit met a ravine too deep to cross and it was forced to move around to the right. After the men swung back to the left and were finally ordered forward again, word came that Gen. Manigault had fallen dangerously wounded. Command of the Brigade fell upon Col. Newton N. Davis of the 24th Alabama, but soon he was wounded. Col. Thomas Thomas P. Shaw of the 19th Carolina was the next to be shot down. The troops, almost leaderless and stumbling around in the dark, were under fire from front and flank. “
[For Cause and For Country, Jacobson: p. 404]

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