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The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The Grave of Captain Butler Dilley, Company L, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves" and Company D, 61st PA Vols. butler was born in 1834 in Luzerne County PA. He enlisted 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 . In March of 1862 Four Companies of the 23rd PA were transfered to fill the ranks of the 61st PA Volunteers including Company L. Butler was mustered out of service on July 17th 1865. He returned home to Luzerne County PA after the War. He died in 1909 and was buried at Forty Fort Cemetery in Luzerne, PA.
The Grave of Captain William B. Foster, of the 23rd PA Volunteers, Company A . He was mustered into the 23rd PA on August 8th 1861 and quickly promoted to 1st Sgt.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 . On May 3rd 1863, he was wounded at The Battle of 2nd Fredricksburg . William again was promoted to 1st. Lt on July 12th 1862 and agin to Captain of March 1st 1863. He was discharged on a Surgeons Certificate on November 22nd 1863 due to his wound. After the War, he moved to Milwaukee WI, where he lived the remainder of his life. He died on May 7th 1895 and was buried at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee in Section 11, Lot 28. His Headstone is a Mistake when it reads Company E.


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The Grave of Private George William Fraley, Company G, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". George was born on November 12th 1840 in Columbia,PA. He enlisted 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 survived the War and lived in the Philadelphia area the remainder of his life. He died on June 9th 1926. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwd, PA in Section Summit, Lot 325,Grave 2.

  • George W. Fraley Bio (by Carol Clarke: G,G,Grandaughter).
  • The Grave of Private Charles A. Hoffman, Company B, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He enlisted 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 .Charles died on February 9th 1914 and is buried at North Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section L, Lot 91, Grave 1.
    The Grave of Private Ephraim Brighton, Company A, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". 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 .Ephraim died on June 27th 1904 and is buried at East Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section 3, Lot 113, Grave 1SW.


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