GENERAL JAMES OAKES DEAD
Aged Veteran Stricken On Washington Street Near His Home
WASHINGTON, November 27, 1910 - General James Oakes, who was retired in 1879 after thirty-six years of active service in the Mexican and Civil Wars, as well as the Indian uprisings in the Southwest, sank unconscious to the pavement today near his home, and died twenty minuted later at a local hospital from heart trouble.
General Oakes was 85 years old and was well known in New York, Pittsburg and Washington. He was born near Limestone, Pennsylgania, APril 4, 1826, and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the United States Military Academy, being appointed to the latter institution by President Tyler in 1842. In 1864 ghe reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, being assigned to the United States Fourth Cavaltry, and was made a Brigadier General brevet March 30, 1865.
At the close of the war he was head of the Freedman's Bureau at Austin, Texas. He was retired at his own requeston April 29, 1879.