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This is a Photo of Corporal William L. Uber Company H , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 20th 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 . William L. Uber was Wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862 and 2nd Fredericksburg on May 3rd 1863. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864, reenlisted and transfered to the Verterans reserve Corps. After the War, He moved to California. His death occurred on December 16th 1915. He is buried at Angelus /Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, California in Section 3, Lot 155, Grave 3NW.

You can view a Photo of William L. Uber's Grave on Page 50 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

This is a Post-War Photo of Captain John Maxwell Company G ,23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia on 1823. 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 to Col; and Detached to General Detreaubriand's Staff on August 15th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on January 17th 1902. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This is a Sketch of Sgt. John W. Parks Company F , Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Dauphin County,PA. on July 17th 1813. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during thier Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. He re-enlisted and served with the 28th PA and then the 147th PA until his muster out on July 15th 1865 as a Captain. After the War, He took a poistion with the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1875 and was an early railroad pioneer.He retrired in 1916. His death occurred on April 17th 1919. He is buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas in Section 17.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of John W. Parks on Page 70 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 Shillady Company E , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in County Down, Ireland in 1814. He lied on his enlistment papers to be younger, saying he was born in 1821 - probably to be accepted because his family was very poor and could use the enlistment bonus. He arrived in the US in 1849 during the potato famine He married Margaret Morrow and resided in Philadelphia at the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on January 10th 1863. His first action was at 2nd Fredericksburg on May 3rd 1863 and then at Gettysburg on July 1,2,3 rd 1863. John Shillady was mortally Wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864, near Richmond. He died 18 days later on June 19th 1864. He was buried by Friends at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia in section 39, Lot 49, Grave 1.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of John Shillady on Page 26 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

  • John Shillady Letter 4/11/1864 .

    Information for this bio provided by Jerry and Diane Zeisler, decendants of John Shillady.

  • This is a Photo of Private Adam B. Johnston Company E , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was mustered in service at the Skuykill Arsenal 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 . Adam B. Johnston was Wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864, near Richmond. On September 8th 1864, he reenlisted as a Veteran volunteers and was transferred to the 82nd Pennsylvania, Company E. He was Promoted to Corporal on January 31st 1865. He was mustered out of Service on July 13th 1865 at Mars Hill Virginia.

    You can view a Photo of the Grave of Adam B. Johnston on Page 34 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.





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