Here is what I have on Richard Stakes. The Colonel of whom you spoke was Col. Henry Brooke Kelly, the first colonel of the 8th Louisiana. I can only assume that your ancestor was having to write under what officers he served while in the 8th La. Infantry. The other name might possibly be 2nd Lt. George W. Hudspeth of Co. F, 8th La. He was from Opelousas. I do not show that he ever attained the rank of captain in the 8th La. Infantry during his short service with the unit. Other than that, there were no names in Co. C that look close to the letters that you have. I see no officer's names in the 16th Battalion nor Consolidated Crescent Regiment that look like the second name. I would like to hear more about him if you have the time. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stakes, Richard S., Private
Richard Stakes was a native of Cincinnati, OH and 22 years old when he enlisted at Camp Pickens, VA on Aug. 13th, 1861. Stakes was single and had been employed as a blacksmith in Vermillion parish when he enlisted. Richard was sick at Richmond since Dec. 5th, 1861 and was finally discharged from the service on July 13th, 1862. Richard came home and after some time reenlisted in Co. B, 16th Battalion La. Infantry. After the war he married Elizabeth Higginbotham before 1873. His name was also listed as Starks.