Stickney, Warren B.
Age: 23, credited to Brookline, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 99th USCI
Service: enl 11/19/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, m/o 9/13/63 (15th Corps d'Afrique, 99th USCT)
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Birth: abt 1838, Brookline, VT
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, MI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 30544276
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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WARREN STICKNEY was born on Brookline, Dec. 3, 1837, fitted for college at Powers Institution, Bernardston, Mass; entered Amherst College, 1859; enlisted in 8th Reg., Vt. Vols, Npv. 19, 1861;; promoted to a lieutenancy in 99th Reg. U.S.C.I.; organized and was superintendent of first public colored schools in New Orleans, 1863, '64, and of Freedmans Bureau in north western Louisiana, in 1865; principal of Greenfield and Chicopee, Mass., High schools in 1867, '68 and '69; received the degree of A.M. from Amherst College in 1868, elected superintendent of City schools and member of State Board of Education, New Orleans, La., 1869; was over four years in the Army, participating in the sieges of Port Hudson and Mobile; while organizing and superintending the colored schools in New Orleans, matured a plan which resulted in giving the Freedmen of Louisiana the best system of public schools organized for them in any State, and in 60 days after, appointed as superintendent of Freedman's Bureau of N.W. Louisiana; he put 32, 000 colored laborers under contract, receiving for everyone of the recently emancipated slaves some compensation for his or her labors' He married Sept. 28, 1865, Olive B, daughter of U.S. Darling of Lynden, Mass., who graduated under Hiram Orcutt, A.M., at Glenwood Ladies Seminary, at West Brattleboro, class of 1864, of whom one son, Clement R. Stickney was born Oct. 14, 1866.
At present (1881), Mr. Stickney is publisher of Johnson's Natural History, in two large royal octavo volumes, of over 1500 pages, and 1500 engravings; with redidence at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetter, 1891, v:401-402
Submitted By: Deanna French.
Prof. Warren Stickney whose death occurred recently at Ann Arbor, Mich. , was a native of Brookline where he was at one time superintendent of schools, and was instrumental in arousing much interest among both teachers and pupils. He wa also teacher at a private school in this place many years ago,
Bellows Falls Times, Oct. 5, 1893
Courtesy of Deanna French