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The Grave of Private William H. Bantom, Company G , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves". He was mustered into service on August 30th 1862 .He served with the 23rd PA until September 8th 1864 when he was transfered to The 82nd PA Company E. He was wounded at The battle of Sailors Creek on April 6th 1865 just three days before Lee's Surrender. He was mustered out of service on June 16th 1865. He was an Officer in the 23rd Pennsylvania Survivors Association in 1904. . His last known address in 1903 was 1328 Toronto Street in Philadelphia,PA. William died on October 23rd 1911 and was buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia in Section 111, Lot 187, Grave 4 East.


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You can view a Photo of William H. Bantom on Page 13 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

The Grave of Private Thomas C. Brown, of the 23rd PA Volunteers, Company E . 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 . Thomas died on February 1st 1889 and is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia , PA in Section 211, Lot 230, Grave 1.


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The Grave of Col. William J. Wallace , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1829. He was commissioned Captain 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 Wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond. He was promoted from Captain to Major on December 13th 1862. He was again promoted to Lt. Col. on December 7th 1863. He was Wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864, near Richmond. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on December 5th 1914. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Section 109, Lot 23, Grave 1.

You can view a Photo of William J. Wallace on Page 32 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.


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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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