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Obituary Records of the 23rd PA
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The Obituary of Pvt. Amos Hansell Company A, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Thee Month Volunteers. This obituary is from the Philadelphia Inquirer on November 7th 1890. Amos Hansell is Buried at Malvern first Baptist Church in Malvern,PA. He was a Master Mason and Member of Concordia Lodge #67 Free and Accepted Masons, as well as Columbia Chapter #91 both of which met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. He was a Salesman after the war selling elixers and famimy Medicine made from Blackberry root.
The Obituary of Pvt. George Shue (a.k.a. Harry R. Lee) Company I, 23rd PA. George Shue was born in 1843 in Lancaster County,PA. He was mustered into service on September 1st 1861 and placed in Company I of the 23rd PA. He was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864.After the war George returned home. Possibly due to his wounding affecting his judgement, he stole a horse and buggy and was arrested. His reputation as a faithful soldier and noble person was tarnished. Not long afterward he moved to Toledo Ohio and changed his name to Harry R. Lee. This gave him a new identity and fresh start in life and he used it well. He got married and helped to start Toledo University. Later in life he was the President of a bank (Mutual Savings Association )and died in 1920 a wealthy man. He is buried in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio in Section 4, Lot A-25 , Grave 2. He died on June 25th 1920. The Obituary is from the Toledo Blade, June 26th 1920
The Obituary of Alexander Rankin ,Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania. He died on March 11th 1890 and is buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia. The Obituary is from the March 12th 1890 Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Obituary of Frederick Sommers , Company G, 23rd Pennsylvania. He died on November 3rd 1861 in Washington D.C. at Camp Graham of Typhiod Fever. we have yet to find his burial location.
The Obituary of James B. Action , Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania. He died on August 10th 1896 and is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia.Special thanks to Kelley for the research and photo of the Obituary.
The Obituary of Corporal Caleb Beckham ,23rd Pennsylvania, Company A , also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He died on December 17th 1861 of Typhoid Fever contracted while in Service at Camp Graham . The Obituary is from The Philadelphia Inquirer on December 19th 1861.




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