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Col James Oakes
Birth: Apr. 4, 1826
Limestoneville
Montour County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1910
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Limestoneville, Pennsylvania, he graduated from West Point in 1846, was commissioned an officer in the Dragoons Cavalry and served in the Mexican War. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Major in the 2nd US Cavalry when appointed Colonel in command of a regiment in Washington D.C. From 1862, till the end of the war, he engaged in recruiting services and was Assistant Provost Marshal General for Illinois. He was brevetted Brigadier General US Army on March 30, 1865. After the war, he commanded the Freedman's Bureau on the Northern frontier of Texas and in Kansas. He retired from active service on April 29, 1878. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Maria deBeelen Oakes (1829 - 1926)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 86-B
 
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Record added: Nov 21, 2001
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
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