Nathan R. Oakes, enlisted in Kossuth, MS, on 3/13/62, after serving in Mississippi's 60-Day Troops. He served under his uncle, Capt. F.S. Norman, in Co. D, of Mark P. Lowrey's 32nd Regiment, in Patrick R. Cleburne's Division. He participated in all of the great Civil War campaigns in the West, including the Battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Ringgold Gap, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, and Bentonville. He surrendered with the army at Durham's Station under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston on 4/26/65. He married Martha Ellen Turner in Mississippi on 6/1/65, the sister of his comrade in Co. D, William "Billy" D. Turner. N.R. Oakes is buried with his wife and family members in the Santa Anna Cemetery, Coleman County, TX. Twice he had letters published in the Confederate Veteran, Vol. VII, 1899 and Vol. VIII, 1900.