This note refers to "Edwin Henry Stoughton" (1838–1868) who was appointed a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, but his appointment was not confirmed and it expired. Four days later, on March 8, 1863, in a famous incident, he was captured while asleep at his headquarters at the Fairfax Court House in Virginia by Confederate partisan ranger John S. Mosby. Stoughton resigned after his exchange two months later when he was not reappointed as a brigadier general. After the war, Stoughton studied law with his father and became an attorney in the New York City practice of his uncle, Edwin W. Stoughton. He was brother of Charles Bradley Stoughton [SSID 22314621].
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