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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The Grave of Corporal Edward A. Brabender, Company A, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Edward was the son of Jacob Ambrosa Brabender and Sarah Stough, born in 1841 in Mill Creek, Erie County Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker by trade in Philadelphia who fought in the Civil War. Edward was mustered into the 23rd Pennsylvania on August 8th 1861 and Placed in Company A. After he was put in The Defences of Washington D.C. at Camp Graham for Six months, the Regiment was shipped to the Virginia Peninsula where on May 31st 1862 he was shot in the ankle at The Battle of Fair Oaks . Though injured, he continued on in Service and was wounded a Second Time at the Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg on May 3rd 1863. Unable to Continue he was honorabally mustered out on June 1st 1863 being disabled. His first wife was Emmeline Brabender. Edward A. Brabender died on February 8th 1905. He is Buried at St. Peter's German Redemptionist Church Cemetery in Philadelphia in an unmarked Grave right about where the gentleman in the photo is standing (Section E, Lot 107). The 23rd Pennsylvania Memorial Association has a Headstone Order in Process.
The Grave of Private John Bohn, Company B, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was drafted into the 23rd Pennsylvania on September 12th 1862 and Placed in Company B. He was wounded at The Skrmish at Funkstown on July 10th 1863. John was transfered to the 82nd Pennsylvania, Company F, after the Enlistment of the 23rd PA Expired on September 8th 1864. He was discharged a vet on July 13th 1865. He is buried at Gnaden Huetten Cemetery Lehighton Carbon County Pennsylvania.

The Grave of Adjunant of the 23rd Pennsylvania Thomas Kelly Boggs. mas was born in Philadelphia in 1839. He died in New York City on February 16th 1916. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia in Section 2, Site 3560-WS. You can view a Photo of him on Page 22 of The Original Photos Page.

The Grave of Private Hugh Tate, Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Hugh was born in 1843 in Philadelphia. He was mustered into service on August 8th 1861 and placed into Company E. In September 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 in which they remained until March when they were shipped to The Virginia Penninsula . There on May 31st 1862, Hugh was wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks . He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864. He re-enlisted and was transfered to the 82nd Pennsylvania, Company E. He was discharged on January 28th 1865. He and his brother James attended the Reunion and rededication of the 23rd PA Monument on June 14th 1888. Hugh Tate died in 1919 and is buried at Morris Cemetery in Phoenixville Pennsylvania
The Grave of James J. Sproul, Company B,23rd Pennsylvania volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". James was born in 1837 in Newtown Square. He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 and placed into Company E. In September 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 in which they remained until March when they were shipped to The Virginia Penninsula . He was mustered out with the company on September 8th 1864. He died in Newtown Square PA on November 1st 1899 and is buried at First Baptist Church Cemetery.




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