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This is a Photo of Sgt. John S. Linton Company H , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia on June 16th 1842. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 10th 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 promoted to Corporal on the Battlefield of Gettysburg on July 1st 1863. He was again promoted to the Rank of Sergeant on August 1st 1864. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on December 13th 1908. He is buried at Westminister Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania in Section Merion, Lot 114, Grave 1.
This is a Photo of Private Richard J. Miller Company G , 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 September 1st 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 re-enlisted on September 8th 1864 and was Transfered to the 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers,Company E. He was discharged at Sgt. on July 13th 1865. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on April 28th 1905. He is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Lansdowne,PA.
This is a Photo of MajorWilliam J. Wallace , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1829. He was commissioned Captain on August 14th 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 promoted from Captain to Major on December 13th 1862. He was again promoted to Lt. Col. on December 7th 1863. He was Wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864, near Richmond. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on December 5th 1914. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Section 109, Lot 23, Grave 1.

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

This is a Photo of 1st Lt. John R. Johnson Company C , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia on August 10th 1842. 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 promoted on July 18th 1862 and detached from the regiment and placed on General Shalers Staff. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864.After the War he moved to Cleveland Ohio. He was back at Gettysburg with his wife Augusta Handy Johnson, for the Dedication of the Monument in 1886 and the Re-dedication in 1888. He died in Cleveland Ohio on August 25th 1895. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland Ohio. His death occurred on. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio in Section 1, Lot 181, Grave 1.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of John R Johnson on Page 47 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

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 William J. Farran Company I , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. 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.




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