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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The grave of Private Jacob Urban of Company c, 23rd PA. He was mustered in at the arsenal in Philadelphia on September 1st 1861, reported for duty and was sent to Camp Graham in Washington D.C. While there Typhoid fever broke out in the camp. Jacob died on November 14th 1861 and was buried at Military Asylum Cemetery which today is known as U.S. Soldiers and Airman's National Cemetery in Washington D.C. He is buried there in Section B Grave 1025.
Grave of Pvt. Charles F. Burnett of Company D. He was mustered in at the arsenal in Philadelphia on August 21st 1861, reported for duty and was sent to Camp Graham in Washington D.C. While there Typhoid fever broke out in the camp. After a long illness Charles died on January 1st 1863 and was buried at Military Asylum Cemetery which today is known as U.S. Soldiers and Airman's National Cemetery in Washington D.C. He is buried there in Section G Grave 2835.
Grave of Pvt. Geoge H. Kline of Company I, 23rd PA.He was mustered in at the arsenal in Philadelphia on August 13th 1861. He died on January 1st 1863 and was buried at Alexandria National Cemetery in Virginia. He is buried there in Section A Grave 540.
Grave of Pvt. Howell Reeves of Company H, 23rd PA. He was mustered in at the arsenal in Philadelphia on September 1st 1861, reported for duty and was sent to Camp Graham in Washington D.C. While there, Typhoid fever broke out in the camp. He died on February 4th 1862 and was buried at Military Asylum Cemetery which today is known as U.S. Soldiers and Airman's National Cemetery in Washington D.C. He is buried there in Section G Grave 2840. He is buried five grave down from his comrade Charles Burnette.
Grave of Pvt. John Allen of Company K, 23rd PA. He was mustered in at the arsenal in Philadelphia on August 6th 1861, reported for duty and was sent to Camp Graham in Washington D.C. While there, Typhoid fever broke out in the camp.The Camp was moved near Bladensburg and Re-named Camp Clark. John died there on March 10th 1862 and was buried at Military Asylum Cemetery which today is known as U.S. Soldiers and Airman's National Cemetery in Washington D.C. He is buried there in Section B Grave 999.
Grave of Corp. Joseph Fisher of Company R, 23rd PA. He was mustered in with the 23rd PA on September 4th 1861 and sent to Camp Graham, while there four companies were transfered to the 61st PA and Joseph was transfered to the 61st PA Company C. He was wounded at Petersburg and for his action would win the Congressional Medal of Honor. His citation reads, "Carried the colors 50 yards in advance of his regiment, and after being painfully wounded attempted to crawl into the enemy's works in an endeavor to plant his flag thereon. ". He died back in The City that gave him his start (Philadelphia) and was buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Landsdowne , PA.




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