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Details of Richard B. Mason and Don Carlos Buells Stone

Brevet Brigadier General Richard B. Mason, U.S.A. (1849)- One time commander at Jefferson Barracks, he died in the cholera epidemic of 1849. He was buried next to Don Carlos Buell who married his wife. The monument is made from red granite.     (Block 114, Lot, 77)

Major General Don Carlos Buell, U.S.A., (1818-1881)  Don Carlos Buell graduated from the West Point class of 1841. The outbreak of the Civil War found him on the West coast as the adjutant general of the Department of the Pacific and shortly after that he was promoted to Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on May 17, 1861. After helping organize the Army of the Potomac and a brief command of a division, he was sent to command the Army of the Ohio on November 15, 1861 and he was placed in command of the army for operations into East Tennessee, but he moved against Nashville and captured the city in Feb 1862 virtually unopposed and was promoted to Major General of U.S. Volunteers in March of 1862.


On the evening of April 6th, he arrived at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River to help Grant defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh and took part in the fighting of the second day. After Shiloh, he commanded one of the three armies in the extremely slow advance on Corinth. With Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, he was forced to fall back north to protect the line of the Ohio River and ended up fighting in the indecisive battle of Perryville on October 8th. He was relieved of command for failure to follow-up on the retreating Confederates. General Buell waited for over a year waiting for a command that never came. General Buell was buried at Bellefontaine with his wife and they are buried next to her late husband, Brevet Brigadier General Richard B. Mason.     (Block 114, Lot, 77)

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