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Obituary Records of the 23rd PA
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The Obituary of Alexander A. Powell ,Company F, 23rd PA. Alexander A. Powell was born on September 27th,1838 to Thomas Powell and Maria Von Donagher Powell. He mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 in Philadelphia. Alexander was also wounded at Fair Oaks and fought with the unit through its 1863 and 1864 campaign. On June 1st 1864 at Cold Harbor Virginia, he was seriously wounded after the charge of the 23rd. A roll call was made and he was missing. During the truce on the evening of the first to bury the dead, John Carrigan of Company F, one of the burial detail came back to the Regiment with a sash and pocket knife which belonged to Powell. He was marked as killed and his mother and father were notified in Philadelphia. They held a mock funeral at Germantown Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. His father collected his pay to his date of death. A month later the Sixth Corps was ordered into the Shenadoah Valley. Carrigan who supposedly buried Powell was on a wagon guard when the guard was raided by John Mosby and was held as a prisoner of War at Andersonville. Passing around among the prisoners there, he came across Powell. Powell told him how he had crosed the works, was shot, falling into the rebel trenches before being captured. On reaching home his identity was established and his Parents were exuberent. He was mustered out on April 27th 1865 as a twenty-third soldier, the remainder of the regiment being mustered out on September 8th 1864. He returned home to Germantown PA where he became a woodworker. He died there on August 15th 1909 and was buried at Northwood Cemetery. The cause of death was alcoholism and heart diease. The undertaker was Kirk & Nice. The Obituary in the local paper told the story of a Union Soldier that had two funerals.His service was rendered by Rev. William Boyer of Germantown. He is buried in an unmarked Grave at Northwood in Section (Maple Grave) Lot (600)Grave (3). He is buried in a casket at a six foot depth. He was 71 Years old. the Obituary is from the Germantown Gazette , August 15th 1909. Special thanks to Gene Stackhouse for the Information and Photo of the Obituary.
The Obituary of Benard Quinn , Company C 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He died on August 12th 1861 at Camp Union. The Obituary is from the August 15 1861 Philadelphia Inquirer. Special thanks to Eileen Campost for the Information and Photo of the Obituary.
The Obituary of Edward C. Andrews ,Company A, 23rd Pennsylvania. He died on February 14th 1864 at Johnson's Island in Sandusky Ohio, and is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in Secion I, Lot 201. The Obituary is from The Philadelphia Inquirer on February 25th 1864. Special thanks to Eileen Campost for the Information and Photo of the Obituary.
The Obituary of William H. Lindsey, Company A, 23rd Pennsylvania. He died on February 14th 1864 at Johnson's Island in Sandusky Ohio, and is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in Secion I, Lot 201. The Obituary is from The Philadelphia Inquirer on February 25th 1864. Special thanks to Tedd for the Information and Photo of the Obituary.
The Obituary of Samuel Warner Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania. He died on September 17th 1881, and is buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section 33, Lot 259, Grave B. The Obituary is from The Philadelphia Inquirer on September 18th 1881.
The Obituary of William Williams Sr., Company A, 23rd Pennsylvania. He died on December 22nd 1901, and is buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section 6, Lot 17, Grave NE 1/4. The Obituary is from The Philadelphia Inquirer on December 23rd 1901.




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