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The Grave of Pvt. Jacob Todd, Company I, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Jacob was born in the year 1842. He was mustered into service on September 4th 1861 and was wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864. He was mustered out with the Company on September 8th 1864 and re-enlisted with the 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was discharged a Vet on July 16th 1865. He was a resident of Port Deposit, Cecil County, MD. He died on March 8th 1904. He is buried at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery in Woodlawn,MD.
The Grave of Pvt. James D. Harvey, Company D, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". James was drafted on September 3rd 1864 and put into Compnay D of the 23rd PA. He served just 5 days when the Company was mustered out on September 8th. He was Transfered to Company H of the 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was discharged a Vet on June 17th 1865 He is buried at Park Cemetery in Canton,PA.
Grave of Private Theodore Henry Dorn . Henry was born on March 7th 1840 in Philadelphia. Just before the was he was employed in the City as a Clothing Salesman. He mustered in at the Schuykill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 2nd 1861 and was placed in Company B, Louis Hillebrand's Gymnast Zouaves, 23rd Pennsylvania. On September 7th , The regiment was on thier way to Washington D.C. for the Defence of the Capital against Rebel Invasion. They were encamped three miles north of the Capital on the property of Jacob Queen call the Queen Farm, there they established Camp Graham. In November of 1861 a bad case of Typhoid Fever swept through the camp, killing 51 Men and the Camp was relocated to higher ground near Bladensburg and Camp Clark was established. In March of 1862 The Regiment was shipped to the Penninsula of Virginia and engaged in the Seven Days Battles. Theodore was wounded at Bottoms Bridge Virginia in June of 1862. His wound was severe causing him to be Transfered to the "Invalid Corps" a name to become unpopular amongst the troops. The Name was changed to the Veteran's Reserve Corps and Theodore was in Company D of the 11th Veteran's Reserve Corps. He was discharged on September 2nd 1864 and returned to Philadelphia. Soon afterward he moved to Westmont, New Jersey, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. He died on June 5th 1910. He is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia.
  • 1910-06-08; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer

    "DORN - At Westmont, N. J., on June 5, 1910, THEODORE H., formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. Relatives and friends, also Twenty-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Old Guards of Second Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania, are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, June 8, 1910, at 12 o'clock, from his late residence, 16 Crystal Lake ave., Westmont, N. J. Interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery. Friends take Haddonfield trolley from Camden. Remains may be viewed Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock."

  • Grave of Corporal Charles F. Huber, Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He is buried at Philadelphia National cemetery in Section H.
    Grave of Private William Barr,Company E, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He is buried at Westminster Cemetery Section Beltran, Lot 661, Grave 2, in an unmarked Grave


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