Military Goods – John M. Stokes & Son – store on 229 Main Street

This ad is from the December 2, 1862, The Louisville Daily Journal. It was located on the same spot of today’s LG&E & KU Energy, just north of The Old Spaghetti Factory.

John M. Stokes & Son sold swords, belts, sashes, pistols, cots, mattresses, mess-chests, Indian-rubber goods, etc. This military goods store was located in 1862 at 229 Main Street. An 1859 Louisville newspaper shows he also had a furniture store at 539 Main Street and 59 Third Street.

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Here is an example of an officer’s sash made during the Civil War. This one belonged to Confederate General John Bell Hood.

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  1. Pingback: Military Goods – C.Proal – 217 Third St., Louisville | Civil War Louisville

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