. (Infantry), September, 1862.
discharged for disability contracted in the service, February 9, 1863.
died of same disease, December 17, 1867.
Charles Edward Hickling was born in Roxbury, Mass., April 24, 1841,—the only son of Charles and Eliza Brown (Edes) Hickling.
He was the great-greatgrandson of William Hickling, who came from England in 1724, and established himself as a merchant in Boston.
He was also the lineal descendant of Governor Bradford, the first Plymouth governor.
He wasays lay wholly unconscious.
In about four months, however, he could be lifted from his bed, and could sit up for a few hours each day. He slowly improved, but found himself afflicted with an utter helplessness of the lower limbs, pronounced by Dr. Brown-Sequard to be Paraplegia, or paralysis of the spinal cord, resulting from the fever.
For the four years following he remained in much the same condition, and was chiefly dependent for locomotion upon a wheeled chair.
During two years of thi