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The Grave of Captain Edwin Palmer , Company D , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, "Birney's Zouaves".Edwin Palmer was born on February 16th 1835. He was mustered into Service on August 21st 1861. 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 was Wounded in the right Foot at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond. He was detached at a Provost Guard to the 2nd District of The City of Philadelphia on June 13th 1862. He died on October 28th 1908 and is buried at Atlantic City Cemetery in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This is the Grave of 4th Sgt. James Netherly Company H , 23rd Pennsylvania , Three Month Volunteers. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 31st 1861 being one of the first from Philadelphia to volunteer. The regiment went on a Three month campaign in which they protected the rail lines at Perryville, Have De grace and Baltimore. They were engaged at the Battle of Falling Waters on June 17th 1861. He was mustered out of Service on July 31st 1861. After the War, He returned to Wilmington Delaware. He is buried at Mt. Salem Cemetery in Wilmington Delaware. A Special thanks to

Tedd Cocker

for the Photo of the Grave.

This is the Grave of Private James Thompson Company C , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 2nd 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 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 Delaware. He is buried at Mt. Salem Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware. A Special thanks to

Tedd Cocker

for the Photo of the Grave.

This is the Grave of 1st Lt. John R. Johnson Company C , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia on August 10th 1842. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 2nd 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 promoted on July 18th 1862 and detached from the regiment and placed on General Shalers Staff. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864.After the War he moved to Cleveland Ohio. He was back at Gettysburg with his wife Augusta Handy Johnson, for the Dedication of the Monument in 1886 and the Re-dedication in 1888. He died in Cleveland Ohio on August 25th 1895. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland Ohio. His death occurred on. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio in Section 1, Lot 181, Grave 1.
This is the Grave of Lt. James P. Wilson Neill Company B , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Three Month Volunteers . He was born in Philadelphia on May 30th 1821 and before the war he was employed as a Pharmicist. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861being one of the first from Philadelphia to volunteer. The regiment went on a Three month campaign in which they protected the rail lines at Perryville, Have De grace and Baltimore. They were engaged at the Battle of Falling Waters on June 17th 1861. He was mustered out of Service on July 31st 1861. He was transferred to the Regular Army, and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant in the newly-raised 18th United States Regular Infantry (May 14, 1862). Eventually promoted to Captain, he fought in the Battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Murfressboro, Chickamauga, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, and Jonesboro. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, and received a brevet of Major, US Amy for his gallant conduct. In January 1865 he was appointed as Chief Commissary of Musters in the Cavalry Corps under General James H. Wilson in Mississippi. When the 18th US Infantry was sent to occupy Louisville, Kentucky, Captain Neill served as that city's Provost Marshal until November 1866. From the elements of the unit were sent out to man frontier posts such as Fort Levenworth in Kansas and Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming. Transferred to the 7th United States Infantry in 1869, he commanded detachments that escorted Union Pacific Railroad survey parties in Utah. He eventually resigned from the Army in January 1870.

He is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in Section J, Lot 113, Grave S145


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