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Stokes Military Records

Eventually, this page will include a larger selection of references—but we've got to start somewhere, right? Names are alphabetized within categories by first name, even if the surname is not Stokes (e.g. a middle name may be Stokes). Information in square brackets ([]), other than references, either represents data about which I was unsure, if there is a question mark, or (to facilitate search engine results) the probable completion of a name, if it was abbreviated. For example, "Zacha" will be shown as "Zach[ariah]" and "Jno" will be shown as "J[ohn]". Because this site is intended as a secondary—or even tertiary—source, you should always verify the original for your own research.

Tip: Take note of the commanding officer names. I have noticed some individuals in my own research appear to have named their children after their commanding officers—perhaps out of respect, or perhaps because they were close before or during the war.

Please keep in mind that some of these names may duplicate each other, as there is no way of identifying one individual with the same name from another, unless there were specific references in the record. For example, the listings for John Stokes in the 1st and 2nd Virginia Regiments may or may not be for the same person. It may be possible to guess at an individual's match to another based on rank and location, but keep in mind that many people shared names—first cousins and uncles/nephews were quite likely to have the same name, and it was also possible for a father and son to serve at the same time. Further research by the individual researcher is required! I have attempted to point out any conflicting data in the records. If conflicting data appears and it is not pointed out, it may be an error on my part or I just missed it—feel free to point it out.

As always, if you have further information which specifically identifies any of the individuals listed here, and associates them with a family, please let me know. :)

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US Revolutionary War Service Records

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US Navy Casualty Reports


1. United States Navy. "Ordnance accidents, aviation accidents, and miscellaneous accidents. Category: Ordnance accidents 1817–1941." Navy Casualty Reports, 1776–1941. Navy Department Library, 1962. Accessed via

2. United States Navy. "Deaths due to enemy action. Category: Men who died on vessels in action prior to 1872." Navy Casualty Reports, 1776–1941. Navy Department Library, 1962. Accessed via

3. United States Navy. "Lost and wrecked ships, explosions and steam casualties. Category: Steam casualties, 1855–1941." Navy Casualty Reports, 1776–1941. Navy Department Library, 1962. Accessed via

4. United States Government. Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War National Archives, 1775-1785. Accessed via