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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The grave of Corp. George W. Sayer of Company R , 23rd Pennsylvania, Birney's Zouaves. He was born in 1840 . He enlisted and was mustered into Company R of the 23rd Penn. Vols. In March of 1862, three companies including Company R were transfered to the 61st PA Vols. He was proted to the rank of Corporal and served the remainder of his term with the 61st PA, Company D. He died in 1924 and is buried in

Hanover Green Cemetery

in Hanover, Luzerne County,PA. His gravesite was discovered on July 23rd 2005 by Frank Marrone and James Barberia of the 23rd PA Re-enactors. You can search through the burials in this Historic Cemetery from 1776 via thier website which is linked above. I highly recommend this Cemetery for your loved ones. They are friendly and supportive of research and do not charge for lookups. If you have a few spare bucks, please send your support via Paypal on thier website.

Grave of Pvt. Louis McDermott of the 23rd PA Company L. He enlisted and was mustered into Company L of the 23rd Penn. Vols. In March of 1862, three companies including Company L were transfered to the 61st PA Vols. He finished the rest of his term with the 61st PA Company D. He is buried in

Hanover Green Cemetery

in Hanover, Luzerne County,PA. The section he is buried in has no records, so there is no Section and Lot name. He is in the "Old Section" in the back of the Cemetery along the fence of the Jewish Cemetery which sits behind Hanover Green. His gravesite was discovered on July 23rd 2005 by Frank Marrone and James Barberia of the 23rd PA Re-enactors. You can search through the burials in this Historic Cemetery from 1776 via thier website which is linked above. I highly recommend this Cemetery for your loved ones. They are friendly and supportive of research and do not charge for lookups. If you have a few spare bucks, please send your support via Paypal on thier website.

Grave of Major Oliver A. Parsons (Captain, Company L, 23rd PA). He was mustered into Company L of the 23rd PA. In March of 1862, three companies including Company L were transfered to the 61st PA Vols. Parsons was born in Parsons, PA in 1838 which today is a section in The City of Wilkes Barre. He enlisted in 1861 before being transfered to the 61st PA in which he remained for the balance of his service. He became a major in the 61st PA Veterans after the Civil War and moved back to Wilkes Barre. On February 1st 1920 he was killed in an automobile accident and died of concussion of the brain. He is buried at Hollenback Cemetery in Wilkes Barre, PA. In the grave photo to the left, the Parsons Family marker is the large one on the right. Oliver is buried at the headstone where the flag can be seen. His gravesite was discovered on July 23rd 2005 by Frank Marrone and James Barberia of the 23rd PA Re-enactors.
The Grave of Pvt. Alfred Groff of Company R, 23rd PA. He was mustered into the 23rd in August 1861. In March of 1862, three companies including Company L were transfered to the 61st PA Vols. He became a member of the 61st PA Company D in which he served the remainder of his term (He was mustered out on August 16th 1862 most likely from illness or wounding from Fair Oaks). He died on August 13th 1902 . He is buried in the GAR Section of Shawnee Cemetery in Plymouth, PA (Luzerne County). The GAR Plot is straight back on Maple Ave about 100 yards past the Cemetery entrance. His gravesite was discovered on July 23rd 2005 by Frank Marrone and James Barberia of the 23rd PA Re-enactors.
Grave of Pvt Theodore Tucker of Company L, 23rd Penn. Vols. He mustered into the 23rd PA in August of 1861. In March of 1862, three companies including Company L were transfered to the 61st PA Vols. He became a member of the 61st PA Company D in which he served the remainder of his term . He is buried in Wilkes Barre City Cemetery in Wlkes Barre PA along side of his brother Thomas. The Cemetery is in horrible shape and never recovered from the great flood Agnes in 1972 in which the waters of the Susquenhana River rose to two stories high. Headstones were damaged or lost and many remains disintered by the waters. The Cemetery has no office or caretaker and records are held at City Hall in Wilkes Barre. His gravesite was discovered on July 23rd 2005 by Frank Marrone and James Barberia of the 23rd PA Re-enactors.
Grave of Pvt. Thomas Tucker of Company L, 23rd Penn. Vols. He mustered into the 23rd PA in August of 1861. In March of 1862, three companies including Company L were transfered to the 61st PA Vols. He became a member of the 61st PA Company D in which he served the remainder of his term . He is buried in Wilkes Barre City Cemetery in Wlkes Barre PA along side of his brother Theodore. The Cemetery is in horrible shape and never recovered from the great flood Agnes in 1972 in which the waters of the Susquenhana River rose to two stories high. Headstones were damaged or lost and many remains disintered by the waters. The Cemetery has no office or caretaker and records are held at City Hall in Wilkes Barre. His gravesite was discovered on July 23rd 2005 by Frank Marrone and James Barberia of the 23rd PA Re-enactors.




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