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Wartime Photo of Captain Edwin Palmer , Company D , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves".Edwin Palmer was born on February 16th 1835. He was mustered into Service on August 21st 1861. He On September 8th he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C. for the defences of the Capital against possible Rebel Invasion. The 23rd was encamped at "The Queen Farm" owned by Jacob Queen and they made Camp Graham thier home. Typhoid Fever broke out in November and December of 61 and over fifty men of the unit died forcing them to move to higher ground near Bladensburg, MD. There they established Camp Clark . He was Wounded in the right Foot at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond. He was detached at a Provost Guard to the 2nd District of The City of Philadelphia on June 13th 1862. He died on October 28th 1908 and is buried at Atlantic City Cemetery in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of Captain Edwin Palmer on Page 64 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

Postwar Photo of Captain Edwin Palmer , Company D , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves".Edwin Palmer was born on February 16th 1835. He was mustered into Service on August 21st 1861. He On September 8th he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C. for the defences of the Capital against possible Rebel Invasion. The 23rd was encamped at "The Queen Farm" owned by Jacob Queen and they made Camp Graham thier home. Typhoid Fever broke out in November and December of 61 and over fifty men of the unit died forcing them to move to higher ground near Bladensburg, MD. There they established Camp Clark . He was Wounded in the right Foot at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond. He was detached at a Provost Guard to the 2nd District of The City of Philadelphia on June 13th 1862. He died on October 28th 1908 and is buried at Atlantic City Cemetery in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of Captain Edwin Palmer on Page 64 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

This is a Photo of Corp. Daniel Graeber Company B , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 2nd 1861 .On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . He was Wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. He was on the Council of Administration for the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors for the Years 1903-1904.

You can view a Photo of Daniel Graeber's Grave on Page 28 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

You can view a Photo of Daniel Graeber with four men of Company B on Page 17 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

This is a Photo of Sgt. Fred P Simon Company K , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Germany in 1833. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on September 4th 1861. On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . Fred reenlisted on September 8th 1864 and was transferred to the 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was mustered out of Service on July 13th 1865. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia.He was on the Council of Administration for the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors for the Years 1903-1904. His death occurred on March 13th 1912. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. .
This is a Photo of Private John Henderson Company E , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia on January 27th 1841. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on October 13th 1862. He was transfered to the 82nd Pennsylvania, company E on September 8th 1864. He was mustered out of Service on July 13th 1865. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia.He was on the Council of Administration for the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors for the Years 1903-1904. His death occurred on March 31st 1913. He is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Lansdowne,PA.
This is a Photo of Private John Rumney Company D , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1843. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 21st 1861. On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. He re-enlisted into the 13th PA Calvary, Company L and was promoted to the Rank of Captain. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. He was on the Council of Administration for the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors for the Years 1903-1904. His death occurred on August 1st 1925. He is buried at Westminister Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania in Section Highland, Lot 81, Grave 1.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of John Rumney on Page 42 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.





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