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Corporal Gottlieb Staiger of Company C 23rd PA. He was mustered into service as a private on August 2nd 1861 in Philadelphia. He fought at all the campaigns of the 23rd including Fair Oaks, Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and Cold Harbor, escaping injury. He was promoted at Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864, to Corporal. He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. He was born in Wuttemberg, Germany in 1843. After the War he ran a refreshment saloon in Philadelphia, by time he was 29 years old. He lived at 2016 Berks St. in the Philadelphia Ward 14, District 41. He was at the Monument Dedications, at Gettysburg, in 1886 and 1888 and is both group shots which are on Page 1 of the Original Photos Page. He filed for his military pension on July 7th 1890. He became a member of the Council of Administration of The Survivors Association of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. There are two pictures of him in the Regimental History, The first is on page 351 as a soldier and the other, as a member of the council is on page 277. A copy of his pension can be viewed on the pension pages and his headstone can be viewed in the Virtual Cemetery. He died in 1924 and is buried at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Pvt. William H. Bantom, Company G , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 30th 1862 .He served with the 23rd PA until September 8th 1864 when he was transfered to The 82nd PA Company E. He was wounded at The battle of Sailors Creek on April 6th 1865 just three days before Lee's Surrender. He was mustered out of service on June 16th 1865. He was an Officer in the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors Association in 1904. . His last known address in 1903 was 1328 Toronto Street in Philadelphia,PA. William died on October 23rd 1911 and was buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section 111, Lot 187, Grave 4 East.

You can view a Photo of his Grave on Page 63 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

Sgt. William Green of Company F 23rd PA. He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861. He was wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks on May 31st, 1862. He was promoted on New Years Day 1863 to the rank of Sgt. Green was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. His last known address in 1903 was 827 North 27th Street, Philadelphia. We have yet to find his burial location.
Pvt William Graham of Company G. He was mustered in on September 1st, 1861. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. As an ill man he stayed with the unit until its muster out on September 8th 1864. He later died as a result of his wounds at Cold Harbor.He is buried in Section 205 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia. A photo of his grave can be viewed on Page 8 of The Virtual Cemetery.
Pvt. William Finley of Company K. He was mustered into service on August 2nd, 1861. He was mustered out with the company on September8th, 1864 and he reenlisted with the 82nd PA. He was discharged a vet July 17th 1865. His last known address in 1903 reads....Kitchen,Blockley, Philadelphia. We have yet to find his burial location.
Pvt. William F. Everhardt of Company C. He was mustered into service on September 1st, 1861. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. His last known address in 1903 was 615 West Venango Street, Philadelphia, PA. We have yet to find his burial location.




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