Killed by a Rebel sharpshooter in 1864
(1836-64) Mustered in as colonel of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry on Dec. 3, 1861. His regiment immediately accompanied General Ambrose E. Burnside's expedition during the operations against Roanoke Island and New Bern, N.C. Stevenson took part in the defense of Washington, N.C., and directed a brigade in the movements on Goldsboro and Kinston. In the summer of 1863, Stevenson, now a brigadier general, saw much active service in the Charleston, S.C. campaign. In the spring of 1864, he was assigned to command a division during Grant's Overland campaign against Richmond. On the morning of May 10, 1864, while at the head of his command, he was killed instantly by a Confederate sharpshooter.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of brigadier general. Backmark: J.W. Black, 173 Washington St., Boston. Corners of the mount are very slightly trimmed. Light age toning.