By soldier of the 1st Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves wounded in the battle of Bethesda Church, Va.
8 x 8, manuscript in ink.
Philadelphia, Penna. The undersigned being duly sworn doth depose and say that upon the 30th day of May 1864 in an action near Bethesda Church, Va., he was obliged to abandon the following Ordnance Stores, for which Matt Hooton, Capt. 1st P.R.V.C. is responsible, in consequence of receiving a wound in the left shoulder and being thereby disabled from bringing them from the field, 1 rifled musket, complete model 1842, cal. 69. Sworn and subscribed before me at Philadelphia, Penna. on the 13th day of June 1864. (Sig'd) James T. Hannon, Alderman, 2nd Ward, City of Phila., (Sig'd) C.H. Hickman. Excellent.
Private Charles H. Hickman, enlisted on June 4, 1861, and was mustered into Co. A, 30th Pennsylvania Infantry, also known as the 1st Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves. He was mustered out of service on June 13, 1864. The regiment saw action at Drainesville, Va., the 7 Days battles, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the Bristoe campaign, the Mine Run campaign, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania.