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Federal (USV)


John Buffington Stickney

(1832 - 1882)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: Yale College, Class of 1856

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A pre-War lawyer in Lynn, he enrolled 1 August 1862 as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, at it's original organization.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company on South Mountain and at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 14 October 1862, and was at Fredericksburg in December 1862. He was made Captain of his Company on 17 June 1863. He was discharged for disability on 7 June 1864.

After the War

He moved to Florida in 1865, living at St. Augustine. He practiced law and was States' Attorney. He was on business in Washington DC when he fell ill and died in 1882 at age 51.

References & notes

Basic information from the History1 with details from The Stickney Family: a Genealogical Memoir (1869 [online]). Death and burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave and Yale's Obituary Record2. Originally buried in the Hugenot Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL and reinterred in Washington, DC in 1903.

More on the Web

See more about Judge Stickley in a local legend about him, online from Weird U.S..


05/25/1832; Lynn, MA


11/05/1882; Washington, DC; burial in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster (9)  [AotW citation 15322]

2   Yale University, Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University, 1870-1880, New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., 1880, pg. 144  [AotW citation 15323]