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Pvt. Jacob Harp of Companies F and K, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Jacob was mustered in at the Skuykill Aresenal on August 2nd 1861. He was transfered from Company F to Company K. On June 1st 1864 at The Battle of Cold Harbor, Jacob Harp was killed.
Sketch of Birney's Zouave Quartermaster, a field and staff officer from 1861. The sketch was done by artist Alfred Wald, who did several sketches of camps and battles during the War as a member of the "Bohemian Brigade."

Thanks to Jarrod Kirksey for the information.

Pvt James Boisbrun of Company F, 23rd PV, 3 Month Volunteers. James was amongst the first to sign up on April 21st 1861. He was mustered out on July 31st 1861. After the war he was an active member of the Post 6 G.A.R. in Philadelphia. He died on December 8th 1910. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section Maple Grove, Lot 272, Grave 3.
Pvt. Lawrence Corn of Company E. He was mustered in on August 14th 1861 at the arsenal in Philadelphia. Wounded at Malvern Hill on July 1st 1862. Discharged on a Surgeons Certificate on August 22nd 1862.
"Dash the Firedog", The Official Mascot of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Dash was the firedog of the Goodwill Fire Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1856 to 1861. This photograph was taken in 1859. He left with the Regiment in 1861 to Washington D.C. At the Battle of Fair Oaks (Station) / Seven Pines, on May 31st 1862, he was shot three times and seriously wounded. The men of the regiment felt sorry for thier wounded friend and began to share rations with him. He got too fat to go on long marches and was sent home on a train. However, he was lost somewhere on the way and never seen again.
Lt. Alexander Turner of the 88th Pennsylvania. He was originally mustered in as a Private of Company A , 23rd Pennsylvania, "The Continental Guards", Three Month Regiment. He reenlisted and became at Lt. in the 88th. Thanks to Bonnie Yuhas for the photo.




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