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The Grave of Private Nathaniel Acton,Company D, 23rd PV Volunteers, Three Months Regiment. He enlisted and was mustered into service on April 31st 1861 being one of the First to answer President Lincoln's call for Volunteers. He served his 3 Month Enlistment fighting at The Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out on August 31st 1861. Nathaniel died on November 25th 1902 and is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Landsdowne,PA. He is buried in Section 18, Lot 894, Grave West. He is buried in an unmarked grave 5 Feet to the Right of the Stone in the Photo.
The Grave of Private Frank C. Peile,Company G, 23rd PA Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Frank C. Peile was born in Philadelphia on June 12th 1835. He enlisted and was mustered into service on September 1st 1861. On September 8th 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 mustered out with the Unit on September 8th 1864. Frank died on February 23rd 1906 and is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Landsdowne,PA. He is buried in Section 45, Lot 593, Grave 2.He is buried in an unmarked grave 5 Feet to the Right of the Stone in the Photo.
The Grave of Private Alexander Middleton Butcher,Company I, 23rd PA Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". Alexander was born in Philadelphia on March 26th 1822. He enlisted and was mustered into service on August 6th 1861. On September 8th 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 mustered out with the Unit on September 8th 1864. Alexander died on April 20th 1914 and is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Landsdowne,PA. He is buried in Section 42, Lot 478, Grave West .He is buried in the Plot with George and Sarah Marsh.
Grave of Corporal Alonzo Engleman, Company K, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into Service on August 6th 1861. 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 died in May of 1863. He is buried at Lawnview Cemetery in the Norris 22 Section. He is in an unmarked grave, the flag marks his gravesite.
Grave of Private Joseph A. Lindsay , Company O, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves"and Company H, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers.Joseph was born in 1836. He was mustered into Service on September 4th 1861. On September 8th 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 March three Companies of the 23rd PA including Company O were Transferred to the 61st PA Volunteers. Joseph was placed in Company H. He served 3 Years and was mustered out on September 7th 1864.Joseph died in 1885. He is buried at Lawnview Cemetery in the Norris Section, Lot 235, grave South.


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