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Joseph Stickels
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Born 15 November 1843
Butler County, Ohio
Died 6 December 1876 (aged 33)
Quincy, Illinois
Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, Iowa
Allegiance United States (Union)
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1861-1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company A, 83rd Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Fort Blakely, Alabama
Awards Medal of Honor

Joseph Stickels (15 November 1843 - 6 December 1876) was a sergeant in the United States Army who was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the American Civil War. He was awarded the medal on 9 April 1865 for actions performed during the Battle of Fort Blakely in Alabama between 2 and 9 April 1865.

Personal life

Stickels was born on 15 November 1843 in Butler County, Ohio. He married Theresa Jane Meredith Townsend in 1867. He died on 6 December 1873 in Quincy, Illinois of tuberculosis and was buried in Monroe Cemetery in Monroe, Iowa.

Military service

On 9 April 1865, Stickels captured an unspecified flag during the Battle of Fort Blakely.

Stickels' Medal of Honor citation reads:

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Joseph Stickels, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 83d Ohio Infantry, in action at Fort Blakely, Alabama, for capture of flag.

Stickels' medal is attributed to Ohio.

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