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The Grave of Pvt. Sherwood B. Smith. Sherwood was born in the year 1840. He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 and served until May 10th 1865. He died on October 19th 1915. He is buried at

Charles Evans Cemetery

in Reading Pennsylvania.

Grave of Private James Jerdon, Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania. James was mustered into service on August 14th 1861. He was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. He was mustered out of service on September 8th 1864. He died on December 18th 1899 at the age of 59. He is buried at

Mount Moriah Cemetery.

James is buried in Section 22 Lot 199. Mount Moriah Cemetery is in south Philadelphia and lies between Philadelphia and Delaware Counties.

Grave of Sgt. Robert Gordon , Company E, Twenty Third Pennsylvania volunteers. Robert Mustered in to service on August 14th 1861. He went to Camp Graham, Washington D.C with the Regiment for training and defense of the Capital. While there he caught Typhoid and was sent to a Hospital in Philadelphia. He died on January 8th 1862. he is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia. Section 9, Lot 109 , Grave N/W.


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The Grave of Private Charles P. Lukens, Company F, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into the 23rd Pennsylvania on August 2nd 1861 and Placed in Company F. 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 he took part in The Battle of Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill . He was wounded at Warwick Creek April 6th 1862. He remained with the 23rd until its muster out on September 8th 1864 but was absent due to his injury at the muster out. He is buried at East Cedar Hill Cemetery in Northwest Philadelphia. You can see the city skyline from his Grave.
The Grave of Sgt. Cornielus Lukens, Company H, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Cornelius Lukens was a Stone Mason in Germantown. He was married September 10th 1840, to Anna Sines. He was mustered into the 23rd Pennsylvania on August 10th 1861 and Placed in Company H. 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 he took part in The Battle of Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill . A Couple years later on June 1st 1864 he was wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor . He remained with the 23rd until its muster out on September 8th 1864. He re-enlisted and was transfered to the 82nd Pennsylvania Company E. He remained with the 82nd for 10 Months until he was finally mustered out on July 13th 1865. Cornelius Lukens died on June 13th 1867 at the age of 50. He is buried at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Germantown, PA.


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