||The Grave of Lt. William H. Coulson, Company B , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". William H Coulson was born on February 14th 1842 in Germany. On September 8th 1861 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 resigned his position in 1862. He died on April 9th 1912 as a result of a suicide Hanging and is buried at East Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section 6, Lot 180, Grave 1SW
Note: His grave is unmarked and he is buried in the Plot with his son.
||This is the Grave of Sgt. Gustavus Adolpho Pommer Company H , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Missouri in 1844. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 10th 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 Wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond and again at The battle of Cedar Creek Virginia on October 19th 1864. When his enlistment in the 23rd Pennsylvania expired on September 8th 1864, he reenlisted and was transferred for the remaining 8 months to the 82nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was mustered out of Service on July 13th 1865. After the War, He moved to Junction Kansas where he was a School teacher. Gustavus Pommer died on March 16th 1885. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, MO in Plot 24-33 ,Lot 2491.
You can view a Photo of Gustavus Adolpho Pommer on Page 30 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.
You can view Burial Information Gustavus Adolpho Pommer on Page 17 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Burial records pages.
During his service, Gustavus Adolfo Pommer wrote Twelve Letters, most of them to his sweetheart Mary.
Gustavus A. Pommer Letter 1
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Gustavus A. Pommer Letter 12