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Civil War Soldiers - Stokes
|Stokes, James H., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1814. He was graduated at
the United States military academy in 1835, served in the Seminole war
in Florida, and after its close resigned his commission. From 1845
till 1858 he was engaged in manufacturing and in railroad business. At
the beginning of the Civil war he offered his services to the governor
of Illinois; received a captain's commission, served a year in
Tennessee, was then appointed an assistant adjutant-general, and on
July 20, 1865, was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers. After the
war he was engaged in business in Chicago till 1880, and then in New
York, in which city he died on Dec. 27, 1890.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908