Elwood R. Stokes(c. 1840 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the left arm and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
Death Date: 07/02/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
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]
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