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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The Grave of Pvt. Jeremiah C Riebel,Company D, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Jeremiah was Born on May 22nd 1841. He was mustered in at The Skuykill Arsenal on September 1st 1861, served his three year term and was transferd to Company H of the 82nd PA for three weeks before transferring to 13th PA Cav. He died on August 13th 1910. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington Delaware in Section C.
The Gravesite of Private Jacob F. Simon, Company K, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers,"Birney's Zouaves". Jabob mustered in at the Skuykill Arsenal on September 1st 1861 and was placed in Company K. He served his three year term and when the term of the 23rd was over, he re-enlisted and was transferred to the 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. On April 6th 1865 he was wounded at the Battle of Sailor's Creek. He is buried at Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge,PA in the Fox Chase Section. Was member of The G.A.R.
The Gravesite of Private John Rumney Company D , 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 21st 1861. 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 . He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. He re-enlisted into the 13th PA Calvary, Company L and was promoted to the Rank of Captain. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. He was on the Council of Administration for the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors for the Years 1903-1904. His death occurred on August 1st 1925. He is buried at Westminister Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania in Section Highland, Lot 81, Grave 1.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of John Rumney on Page 31 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

The Grave of Corp. William J. Baker , Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers,"Birney's Zouaves". William mustered in at the Skuykill Arsenal on August 14th 1861 as a private and was placed in Company E. He was promoted on February 28th 1862. He was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. William Died on June 10th 1924. He is buried at Westminster Cemetery in Philadelphia,PA in the RO Section, Lot 661,Grave 1. He is buried in an unmarked Grave which was temporarily marked with a plaster casting.
The Grave of Pvt. Isaac Baker , Company L, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers,"Birney's Zouaves". Isaac mustered in at the Skuykill Arsenal on August 18th 1861 as a private and was placed in Company L. The Company was sent to Camp Graham in Washington D.C. for the defences of Washington. While there Typhiod Fever Broke out and Isaac died on January 18th 1862. He was buried at The Military Asylum Cemetery which was later renamed US Soldiers and Airman's National Cemetery. He is buried there in Section G, Grave 3648.




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