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Virtual Cemetery Page 28

The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The Grave of Pvt. William Kiker of Company A, 23rd PA Volunteers, Three Months Regiment known as "The Continental Guard". Pvt. Kiker Re-enlisted in August 1861 into The 72nd PA Company K. He was killed at "The High Water Mark" , at Gettysburg, during "Pickett's Charge" on July 3rd 1863. He is buried at

Gettysburg National Cemetery

in Gettysburg, PA in Sec A, Grave 37.

Grave of Pvt. James Martin , Company B, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Three Month Enlistee. He was mustered in at The Skukill Arsenal on April 21st 1861 becoming one of the City's "First Defenders". He died in 1916 and is buried at Mt Bethel Cemetery in Columbia, PA. He is buried in the Potters Field Section.
Grave of Pvt. Samuel Markley of Company I, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Samuel volunteered in August 1861 in Columbia , PA. He was mustered into service on August 13th 1861 in Philadelphia at The Skuykill Arsenal. He served three years and was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. He returned to his home in Mountville, PA. He is buried in between his wife and son at Mountville Grace Brethren Church of Christ.
This is the Grave of Private Israel Y. Ball Company C , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia on December 9th 1833. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861 and served with the Regiment on their Three Month Campaign . He was mustered out of Service on July 31st 1861 but reenlisted with the 154th Pennsylvania Volunteers and was promoted to the Rank of Lt.. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on September 5th 1877. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Section River, Lot 528, Grave 1.
This is the Grave of Corporal Daniel Graeber Company B , Gymnast Zouaves , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1843. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 2nd 1862. On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . Daniel Graeber was Wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. He was a member of the Council of Administration for the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors in 1903-1904. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Section Rockland, Lot 235, Grave 1.

You can view a Photo of Daniel Graeber on Page 31 and Page 17 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

Grave of Pvt. John D. Berg of Company I,23rd PVI. John was born on January 28th 1830.He mustered into Service on August 8th 1861. He was transfered to Company I on September 1st 1861. He served three years in the 23rd before being mustered out on September 8th 1864. He died on August 29th 1902. He is buried at Charles Evans Cemetery. John D. Berg is interred at the Civil War Soldiers monument Section A1 Lot #1.




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