From the Richmond Whig, Monday, 5/9/1864, p. 1
DEATH OF GEN. STAFFORD. – At 10 o'clock yesterday morning, Brig. Gen. L. A. Stafford died at the Institute Hospital in this city, from the effect of a wound received in the battle of Thursday evening on the Rapidan. He was wounded in the right shoulder by a musket ball, the ball traversing the back and injuring the spine.
General Stafford was from Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and before his promotion to the rank of Brigadier, commanded the 9th Louisiana Regiment. He was forty-eight years of age, and leaves a wife and nine children. In his death the country is called to mourn the loss of a good man and a gallant and skillful officer.