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Federal (USV)


Joseph L. Stokes

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted in New York City as a Private in Company B, First US Sharpshooters on 14 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in a skirmish at Boteler's Ford on the Potomac River near Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds from Douglas Hospital in Washington, DC on 23 February 1863.

References & notes

His service from Stevens1 and a Muster Roll extract from the NY State Archives, online via fold3, which also has him as Stoakes.


c. 1833


1   Stevens, Charles Augustus, Berdan's United States Sharpshooters in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865, St. Paul (MN): The Price-McGill Company, 1892, pp. 210, 270  [AotW citation 26151]