Please send me the names of all five Stoker soldiers and I will check a couple of sources I have on the 36th Georgia and Missionary Ridge and I will see if their names are listed.
In Lillian Henderson's Roster of the "Soldiers Confederate States of Georgia, 1861-1865" I find only three Stoker soldiers listed in Company G, 36th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment from Whitfield County. Company I, also from Whitfield County, has two Stokes soldiers.
The Stoker soldiers I see listed in Company G are:
Stoker, E. Died May 28, 1862. This would not have been at Vicksburg.
Stoker, Henry. On roll for September 1, 1863, last on file, shows him present. No later record.
Stoker, Richard H. On roll for September 1, 1863, last on file, shows him present. No later record.
The Stokes soldiers I see listed in Company I are:
Stokes, John M.C. Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi July 4, 1863, paroled there July 9, 1863. No later record. (Died September 7, 1927).
Stokes, Thomas G. Captured at Baker's Creek, Mississippi May 16, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Delaware July 3, 1863. Received City Point, Virginia for exchange July 9, 1863. No later record.
In "Index to Georgia Confederate Pension Files" by Virgil White, John M.C. Stokes filed for a Georgia Indigent Confederate Veteran's Pension in Pickens County, was a witness for Mary Fitzsimmons of Floyd County and his widow, Cynthina, filed for a Georgia Indigent Confederate Widow's Pension in Gilmer County. John died on September 7, 1927.
No Stokes filed for pensions in Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, or Texas.
A overall note on Vicksburg Parolees in the 34th, 36th, 39th, and 56th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiments. A significant number of parolees did not report to the Parole Camp at Dalton, Georgia when required in early September and then there were many desertions shortly thereafter. I recommend you look at the Compiled Military Service Records (CMSR) of each of the soldiers to see what records are actually present beyond what Lillian Henderson has. I have found her stuff as being a decent starting point but not the authoritative source. You can obtain the CMSR through this message board. Please refer to the flashing icon at the top of the page.
I hope this helps.
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment