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2nd Lt. James G. Williamson, Company K, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 24th 1861 at the Schuykill arsenal in Philadelphia. Promoted from Sgt to 2nd Lt on July 1st 1863 as he arrived at Gettysburg . He was fatally wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864 and died the Next Day. we are still looking for His final Resting Place.

Captain Jacob Heyer, Company A,23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 8th 1861 at the Schuykill arsenal in Philadelphia. Promoted from Sgt. to 1st Sgt. on October 2nd 1861, to 2nd Lt. on July 14th 1862, to 1st Lt. on March 1st 1863 and to Captain on November 22nd 1863. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864 and was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section E , Lot 189, Grave 2. You can view a Photo of his Grave on the Virtual Cemetery , Page 19 Page 19. You can view more Photos of him on Page 16 of the Original Photos Pages.
Sgt. Major Ira Webster of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 6th 1861 at the Schuykill arsenal in Philadelphia. Promoted from Sgt. to Sgt. Major on August 31st 1862. Killed at Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. We do not have information on his Final Resting Place.
Captain Henry G. Fritsch, Company B,23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 at the Schuykill arsenal in Philadelphia. Promoted from 1st Lt. to captain on August 8th 1864. Transfered to the 82nd Pennsylvania on September 14th 1864. Mustered out with Company on July 13th 1865.
Capt. Henry A. Marchant, Company I, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 at the Schuykill arsenal in Philadelphia. Promoted to Captain of Company I on January 1st 1863. Henry was Killed at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. He is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York in Section 27, Lot 5267, Grave 3.
Private William James, Company B, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves" William was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 at the Schuykill Arsenal in Philadelphia. In September the regiment was sent to Washington D.C. for the defense of the City against Possible Rebel Attack. The 23rd PA was encamped just North of the Capitol about three miles at Camp Graham and Clark . William took part in the Seven Days Battles on the Penninsula and was wounded at the Battle of Malvern Hill on July 1st 1862. His wound was so severe he was discharged on a Surgeons Certificate on August 11th 1862. He is Buried at Leverington Cemetery in Roxborough,PA. He is buried just behind the church, first stone off driveway that has the marked side tilled under.




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