Charles E. Sickman was born in 1849 in Brooklyn to Mathias Henry Sickman (1814-1872) and Ellen Cummings (1824-?). Charles served enlisted on 07 March 1864 and was discharged on 26 August 1865. He served aboard the following ships:
- North Carolina
- New Hampshire
Below is a scan of the gun boat New Hampshire.
According to his pension records Charles stood at 5'-1 1/2" when he served. Below are miscellaneous papers from his pension files.
After being discharged from service, Charles never married and appears to have spent the rest of his life working as a peddler in Brooklyn. Charles died at age 78 on 11 September 1926 and was buried three days later at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn.