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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Elwood R. Stokes

(c. 1840 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old student in Columbia, SC, he enlisted in Company A, 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment on 8 April 1861 at Columbia, and was discharged 11 November 1861 for insanity. He re-enlisted, as Private in Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion, 30 January 1862 at Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left arm and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Fort McHenry, and on to Fortress Monroe, VA, on 17 October 1862, where he was exchanged. He was in Chimborazo Hospital #4, Richmond, VA and on furlough to January 1863. He was elected Sergeant in May 1863. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was not completely disabled, returned to the field to carry the flag, and was then killed.

After the War

Originally buried on the Rose Farm, he was probably removed as one of the "unknowns" and reinterred at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond on 3 August 1872.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

07/02/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Notes

1   Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster  [AotW citation 16054]