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The Grave of Coloniel Charles P. Dare . Charles P. Dare was born in 1824 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad and was considered an expert in railroads just prior to hostilities. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Dare Recruited and took command of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, the first regiment to leave the City of Philadelphia with arms. Because of his railroad experience, The regiment was taken from Philadelphia, To Wilmington and on to Perryville where it guarded the railroad lines to Baltimore. at the outbreak of the war this was a important but overlooked movement being that Maryland was a Slave/Border State. On April 21st 1999 a newspaper article from The Cecil Whig stated that his early actions may have saved the Union during the Civil War. A Month later, he successfully led troops to a defeat of Thomas (Later known as Stonewall) Jackson on June 17th 1861 at The Battle of Falling Waters . While on Campaign, Coloniel Charles P. Dare contracted tuberculosis and was forced to cut his service short. he mustered out on July 31st 1861 and turned over the regiment to Coloniel David Bell Birney. On October 25th 1863, Coloniel Dare Died in Philadelphia ,PA and was buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery. On April 11th 1864 he was disinterred and taken to Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. He is Buried in Section W, Lot 209, Grave 1.

You can view his burial record on Page 3 of The Burial Records Pages.

You can view a photo of Col. Charles P. Dare on Page 6 of The Original Photos Pages and view his Soldier Index Card on Page 1 of The Solder Cards Pages.

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Grave of Pvt. Charles McKim of Company K. He is buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington ,NJ. He is buried in Sec I, Lot 58 , Grave 4. He was born July 30th 1846 and died on February 8th 1917.
Grave of Pvt. Charles Wright of Company K. He is buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington ,NJ. He is buried in Sec H, Lot 88 , Grave 2. He was born in 1838 and died on July 24th 1920.
Grave of 1st Sgt. Cranmar Williams of Company D. He is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Sec., NO Lot 103, Grave 1. He was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg and his name is on the PA Monument there.
Grave of Major General David Bell Birney. He is buried in Woodlands Cemetery in PHiladelphia. He is buried in Sec, 6.6 Lot 52, Grave 1. He was born on May 29th 1825 and died on October 16th 1864.


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