(1842 - 1910)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 17 year old worker on his parent's small farm near Zebulon in Pike County, GA. Going by Harvey, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA, and transferred to Company D, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his right thigh and captured on 10 July 1864 on the Monocacy near Frederick, MD and was initially treated in a US Army hospital in Frederick. He was transferred to the West's Buildings Hospital in Baltimore on 20 July and was there to 19 October 1864. He was at Fort McHenry in Baltimore to 25 October, then sent to Point Lookout, MD, and was exchanged on 30 October to return to duty. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
By 1880 he was farming his own place in Dooly County, GA.
References & notes
His service from Henderson,1 as M. Harvey Hickson, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, as M. H. Hickson. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Marilla Elizabeth Aldredge (1843-1899) in July 1865 and they had 4 children.
His brother William Robert Hickson was also in Company D and also wounded at Sharpsburg.
11/20/1842; Pike County, GA
07/20/1910; Cordele, GA; burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 7204]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 28260]