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Augustus C. Stickle
Born 1840
AUGUSTUS C. STICKLE, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 15; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Berkshire Co., Mass., in 1840; his parents, J. P. and Esther Stickle, removed to New Jersey in 1848. Mr. Stickle began teaching in 1855, which he continued till the breaking-out of the rebellion. He enlisted in the 70th N.Y.V.I., April 17, 1861; he remained with this regiment until February, 1863, when he was promoted to a 2d Lieutenancy in 3d N.J.V.C.; he was soon after promoted to a 1st Lieutenancy in same regiment, and to office of Adjutant in May, 1865; he was mustered out of the service as Captain on May 3, 1865; Mr. Stickle was in most of the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac; was in McClellan's peninsular campaign; was in Burnside and Hooker's campaign, while these officers were in command of the Army of the Potomac; was at the battle of Gettysburg, in the battle of the Wilderness and the siege of Petersburg; during the latter part of the war, was under Custer and Sheridan. After the close of the war, he engaged in the mercantile business at West Milford, N.J. He was married to Miss Mary L. Coocke, native of New Jersey; have three children—Minnie, Hortie and Bertha. Came to Iowa in 1866, and located in Anamosa; in 1867, he and his wife went as missionaries to the freedmen of Arkansas, under the auspices of the American Missionary Association. They returned, after one year, and located on present farm, where he has since resided, except about three months, during which he was editor of the Olin Times. Mr. Stickle's farm contains 160 acres.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 697.


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