Created By: Heritage Hill Association
During the Civil War Dr. Joseph C. Stone, of Post No. 5, at Burlington, was appointed to fill the vacancy as Provisional Commander. Stone was born in New York in 1829 and had come with his father to the Territory of Iowa in 1844. He had studied medicine and entered the practice of his profession in Burlington prior to the Civil War. In June 1861, he enlisted in the First Iowa Cavalry and was successively promoted to the adjutant, captain, and assistant adjutant general. Returning to Burlington at the close of the war, he was one of the first to be interested in the work of the Grand Army. Stone's term of office as Provisional Commander was of brief duration, for in September 1876 — the year of his election — he resigned and was succeeded by Comrade Albert A. Perkins.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Heritage Hill Historic District Walking Tour