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Federal (USV)


Charles E. Hickman

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he enlisted in Company A, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 August 1861 and mustered in as Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam at age 27:

We cannot pass on, without referring to the personal gallantry of Sergeant Charles E. Hickman of Company A, who, with his gun in both hands across his body, marching backwards all the way, called upon his men to keep steady, and by his example kept the company closed up, and then in good order retired, firing as they fell back. Here Sergeant Hickman gave his life for his country, being instantly killed.

References & notes

Basic information from Ward1, source also of the quote above. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835; Philadelphia, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Union Burial Ground Society Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 103 - 113, 298 - 375  [AotW citation 5656]