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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The Grave of Captain Job T. Hickman, Company H, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Job T. Hicklman was born on April 23rd 1835 in Philadelphia. Job mustered in at The Skuykill Arsenal on August 24th 1861. He was sent with the Regiment to Camp Graham for the Defences of Washington D.C. where he remained from September 1861 through February 14th 1862. The Regiment was then moved to Camp Clark until March 12th 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Lt. on January 1st 1863 and then to 1st Lt. on January 1st 1864. He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. He lived in Bala Cynwyd, PA and was a member of Post 2 Grand Old Army of the Republic in Philadelphia after the War. He died on November 2nd 1915 and is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia in Section 36. You can view his Photo on Page 27 of The Original Photos Pages. The Cemetery is in need of Volunteers to clean it and care for the Graves.


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Grave of Corp. David Gardiner of Company B. He is buried in Seven Pines Cemetery in Virgina.
Grave of Pvt. Ed Thomas of Company F. He was mustered in in September 1861.He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor and sent to Andersonville Prison . He died there on August 30, 1864.
The Grave of Pvt. Samuel Fee of Company F. He was mustered in on August 2, 1861 and died in service on October 16, 1862. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fredrick ,MD and then around 1900 disinterred and re-interred at Antietam National Cemetery.
Grave of 1st Lt. Fitzhugh Birney of Company A. He was born in Saginaw, MI on January 9th 1842. He was mustered in December 1,1861. One month later he was transfered to the Signal Corps.He died on July 17th 1864. He is buried in Williamsburg Cemetery, Groveland, Livingston Co. , NY.
Grave of First Sgt. Frederick A. Huber, Company F, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Frederick was born and raised in Gettysburg, PA, the son of Doctor Henry Huber. At the outbreak of the War Frederick was in Medical School in Philadelphia . He was mustered into service on August 2, 1861.On September 8th 1861 he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C. for the defences of the Capital against possible Rebel Invasion. The 23rd was encamped at "The Queen Farm" owned by Jacob Queen and they made Camp Graham thier home. Typhoid Fever broke out in November and December of 61 and over fifty men of the unit died forcing them to move to higher ground near Bladensburg, MD. There they established Camp Clark . He was killed at the Battle of Fair Oaks on May 31, 1862. As he was dying the Company Surgeon came over to him to receive his last wishes. He responded,"Tell my Father I have died for my Country". His body was taken back to Gettysburg and buried in Evergreen Cemetery where he would "be away from the war, forever". One year later at the Battle of Gettysburg, his stone was struck by a shell. Such is War! You can view a Photo of him on the Original Photos , Page 29 . You can view his obituary on Page 1 of the Obituaries Pages.




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