Alexander Stone resided in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina at the beginning of the war. At age 30, he enlisted there as a Private in Co. E, 11th North Carolina State Troops on February 19, 1862. The rolls show him present or accounted for until July 4, 1863 when he was captured near Gettysburg. He was sent as a POW to Fort Delaware and then transferred to Point Lookout around October 15-18. He was hospitalized at Point Lookout's hospital on October 26 with acute diarrhea. He died in the hospital on January 26, 1864.