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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

James H. Stokes

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1835.

Transferred to 4th Artillery, Aug. 14, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1835‑36; in Operations

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 11, 1836)

in Creek Nation, 1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑38, being engaged at the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1838; on Quartermaster duty, purchasing

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 7, 1838)

horses, 1838‑39, — at New York, 1839‑40, — Winnebago Country,

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 21, 1839)

1840, — Florida War, 1840‑41, — and at Buffalo, N. Y., 1841‑43.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1843.

Civil History. — Proprietor, Clyde Glass Factory, N. Y., 1843‑53. Treasurer and Secretary of New York and Boston Railroad Company, 1856‑58. Auditor and Local Treasurer of Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1858‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in removal of the small arms from St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., to Springfield, Ill., to equip Illinois Volunteers, Apr., 1861;​1 as State Commissioner to purchase arms for Illinois Volunteers, May, 1861;

(Captain, Illinois Artillery Volunteers, July 31, 1862)

in command of "Chicago Board of Trade Battery," in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell's Campaign in Kentucky, Sep.‑Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Perrysville, Oct. 8, 1862; in command of Regiment of Pioneers and Battery in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Campaign in Tennessee, Oct., 1862, to Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862–Jan. 3, 1863, — in several skirmishes in pursuit of the enemy, — Capture of Chattanooga, Sep. 9, 1863, — and Battle of Chickamauga, Sep. 19‑20, 1863; against the Rebel General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler's Raid in Middle Tennessee, Oct. 2‑19, 1863, being engaged in the Action of Farmington,  p597 Oct. 8, 1863, — and several skirmishes; in the Chattanooga Campaign, in command of Artillery Division, Oct., 1863, to Feb., 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23‑24, 1863; as Inspector of the

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 10, 1864)

Quartermaster Department of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Feb. 10 to Aug. 22, 1864, being engaged in making inspections, chiefly at New Orleans.

Mustered out of Service, Aug. 22, 1864.

Re-appointed in the U. S. Volunteer service, with the rank of

Capt., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 22, 1864.

Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, July 20, 1865.

Served in the defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug. 22, 1864, to Aug. 24, 1865.

Mustered out of Service, Aug. 24, 1865.

Civil History. — Commissioner of Illinois, May 3, 1861, for establishing a State Arsenal. Became blind, in 1868, from disease contracted in Florida War.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died Dec. 27, 1890, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 76.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.º

The Author's Note:

1 Received, May 2, 1861, the thanks of the Legislature of Illinois for this military service.

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