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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

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