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The Grave of Private James Kelley, Company K , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He 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 died on March 2nd 1888 and was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section 17, Lot 149, Grave 1.


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The Grave of Commisary Sergeant Oliver J. Eckert Regimental Staff , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 14th 1861. On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . He was mustered out with the Regiment on September 8th 1864. He died on June 15th 1883. Oliver is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section H, Lot 130, Grave 1. He is on the hill and you can see the old church across the Street from his Grave.

You can view a Photo of Oliver J. Eckert on Page 35 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages as well as on page Page 11 .

You can view the Obituary of Oliver J. Eckert on Page 13 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Obituaries pages.

The Grave of Corporal John Gibson, Company G , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". John was born in 1841 in Philadelphia,PA. 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 was a Philadelphia Police Officer after the war. He died on October 9th 1902. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA in Section 212, Lot 35,Grave 1.


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The Grave of Private Theodore Henry Dorn, Company B , 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 .Theodore died on June 5th 1910 and is buried at Mt Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section K, Lot 218, Grave 1.
The Grave of Private William H. Milford, Company H , 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 . William died on February 19th 1907 and is buried at North Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section O, Lot 265, Grave Center.


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