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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The Grave of Pvt. Thomas D. Booth Company I, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was born in 1840 in Lancaster PA. Thomas was Drafted on August 3rd 1863 by order of the War Department. On September 8th 1864 when the 23rd PA was mustered out of Service, he was Transfered to Company H, of the 82nd PA Volunteers. He was discharged on July 13th 1865 a Vet. He returned home to Lancaster County,PA. He died on June 2nd 1892. He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery in the GAR Section, Row 5, Grave 115.
The Grave of Pvt. Winfield Hour,Company L,23rd Pennsylvania volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 and placed into Company B. 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 February of 1862 by order of the War Department, four companies of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers were transferred to the 61st PA in order to fill thier ranks. Though it was done under protest, most of the men made the move. Winfield was transfered to Company D, of the 61st PA. On December 18th 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg, he was motally wounded. He died on December 23rd 1862 as a result of his wounds. He was buried at Military Asylum Cemetery in Washington, which was later renamed U.S. Soldiers and Sailors National Cemetery. He is buried there at Site D, Grave 4672.
Grave of Private David Fry, Company I, 23rd Pennsylvania volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on September 1st 1861 and placed into Company I. 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 . He was detached from the 23rd in 1863 for service in the 1st PA Artillery. After the War he returned home to Columbia PA and married Rachael. He died there on April 16th 1911 at the age of 71 Years. He is buried in Laurel Hill memorial Gardens in Columbia.
Grave of Private John Kling,Company I, 23rd Pennsylvania volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 3rd 1861 and placed into Company I. 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 . He was transfered to Company H, of the 82nd PA on September 8th 1864 but he deserted the next day. President Lincoln pardoned all Civil War Deserters on April 10th 1865 just before his assassination. He is buried in Hanover, PA at St. Davids Church Cemetery.
Grave of Sgt. Henry Crease, Company B , Three Month Volunteers, 23rd PVI. He was born in 1833. Henry mustered in on August 2nd 1861. He was mustered out on September 8th 1864. He died on June 17th 1889 and was buried at Saint Davids Protestant Episcopal Churchyard in Manayunk,PA.


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