Submitted by Dawn Driskell
Source: Confederate Soldiers, 5th Infantry, Mississippi, Roll # 151, Mississippi Archives & History.
Transcription of discharge certificate found in Pinkney R. Stokes' file:
I certify that the within named P. R. Stokes, Private of Captain C. C. Parks' Company (I) of the Fifth Regiment of Miss. Volunteers, born in Guilford County in the State of North Carolina, aged 41 years, 5 feet, 9 inches high, fair complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer was enlisted by Capt. A. T. Stennis at Dekalb, Miss. on the 24th day of August 1861 to serve one year, and is now entitled to discharge by reason of completion of service, not being subject to conscription.
The said P. R. Stokes was last paid by G. D. Mitchell(?) AQM to include the 31st day of October 1862, and has pay due from that date to the present date.......
Given in duplicate at Tullahoma, Tenn., this 18th day of November 1862.....
(Signed duplicates) P. R. Stokes (his mark)"
Note: Pinkney R. Stokes was a member of the Stokes family who came from North Carolina to Kemper, Neshoba, and Winston Counties, Mississippi.
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