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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The Grave of Private William Carpenter ,23rd Pennsylvania, Company I , also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 13th 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 Wounded and Captured as a Prisoner of War at The Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864, near Richmond. He was taken to Andersonville Prison where was treated brutally. After Andersonville was shut down due to the end of the War, he was to frail to go home, so he was sent by train to 1st Division General Hospital in Annapolis Maryland where he died on February 21st 1865 as a result of his wounds and brutal usage as a prisoner of war. He is buried at Annapolis National Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland in Section B, Lot 93, Grave 565.

You can view the obituary of William Carpenter on Page 12 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Obituaries pages.

The Grave of Pvt. Townsend Williams , Company L, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers,"Birney's Zouaves". Townsend mustered in at the Skuykill Arsenal on September 4th 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 Townsend died on December 19th 1861. He was buried at The Military Asylum Cemetery which was later renamed US Soldiers and Airman's National Cemetery. He is buried there in Grave 2895.
The Grave of Pvt. Thomas O. Tucker , Company L, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers,"Birney's Zouaves". Townsend mustered in at the Skuykill Arsenal on September 4th 1861 as a private and was placed in Company L. Company L was Transferred to the 61st PA on March of 1862. He was seriously wounded on May 12th 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House and died of his wounds on May 27th 1864. He is buried at Willkes Barre Cemetery, PA.
The Grave of Pvt. Richard W. McClelland , Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers,"Birney's Zouaves". He was born in Philadlphia in 1846. William mustered in at the Skuykill Arsenal on August 14th 1861 as a private and was placed in Company E.He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. Richard Died in 1907. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Norristown,PA.
The Grave of Pvt. S. C. Thompson , Company B, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers,"Birney's Zouaves". He mustered in at the Skuykill Arsenal on August 2nd 1861 as a private and was placed in Company B. He was wounded on June 15th 1862. He was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia. He is buried there in Section 205, GAR Plot.




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