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Edwin Henry Stoughton
June 23, 1838|
|Died||December 25, 1868
Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, Vermont
|Allegiance||United States of America
||United States Army
|Years of service||1859–1863|
|Rank||Brigadier general (appointed, not confirmed)|
|Commands held||4th Vermont Infantry
2nd Vermont Brigade
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Edwin Henry Stoughton (June 23, 1838 – December 25, 1868), was appointed a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War but his appointment expired after it was not confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Four days later, on March 8, 1863, he was captured by Confederate partisan ranger John S. Mosby while asleep at his headquarters in the Virginia village of Fairfax Court House. The incident became well known and Stoughton became an object of ridicule as a result. He was included in a prisoner exchange two months later, but resigned his commission after he was not reappointed as a brigadier general.
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