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This is the Grave of Private Robert Carnahan Company K , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on September 6th 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 of Service on September 13th 1864. After the War, He moved to California to start a new life in the West. His death occurred on June 8th 1895. He is buried at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery in Santa Paula,CA in Section B. special thanks to Eileen Campost for the information leading to the Finding of this Grave!
This is the Grave of Private James Blessington Company E , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Delaware. 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 of Service on September 8th 1864 and then Re-enlisted on September 30th 1864 into the U.S. Navy. He mustered out in March 1865.After the War, He moved to California. He died on July 6th 1914 and is buried at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Vallejo in Section AU, Lot 4, Block 13 in an Unmarked Grave.
This is the Grave of Quartermaster Sgt. William H. Albertson , Regimental Staff , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania in 1835. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on September 1st 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 . After the War he returned to Philadelphia where he married his wife Mary, became a Master Mason in Hamilton Lodge #274 and lived on Seventh Street. He became ill in 1913 and he and Mary moved to The Masonic Home in Elizabethtown,PA. His death occurred on February 6th 1919. He is buried at Masonic Homes Cemetery in Elizabethtown,PA.

You can view a Photo of William H. Albertson on Page 11 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

This is the Grave of Private Amos Hansell Company A , 23rd Pennsylvania , Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia on December 13th 1837. He was the first Child of James and Hanna Hansell. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmecy in 1858. He was living at 1216 Chesnut Street in Philadelphia at the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861 being one of the first to Volunteer in the State of Pennsylvania. He served with the Regiment during thier Three Months Campaign and fought at The Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of Service on July 31st 1861. In 1862, Amos and his cousin, Thomas Hansell (son of William Frederick Hansell) were in a short-lived partnership, A & T Hansell, retail druggists at NW 9th and Noble. The 1863 and 1864 directories list Amos Hansell, druggist, 1941 Market St. Beginning in 1865, Amos is operating an apothecary at the SW corner of 20th & Market St., subsequently called 2000 Market St. Amos’s brother George graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1862, joined up for the Civil War, and was discharged in 1865. It is probably after the war that Amos and George formed the partnership of Hansell & Bro. After their younger brother Wilmot became a pharmacist, there was a business called Hansell Brothers which included Amos, George and Wilmot. The Hansell & Bro. store offered drugs, paints, colors, varnishes, etc.Various advertisements in the Public Ledger indicate Amos may have acquired the building and/or business from Jerome B. Jardella, owner of Jardella’s Drug Store located at the same address in the 1850s. The most advertised item for Hansell & Bro. is “Jardella’s,” a potion which cures most ailments without using camphor or opium. This product was developed by Jerome B. Jardella in the 1840s and after 1864 was advertised as prepared only by Amos Hansell. The 1870 census lists Amos, 31, value of real estate $3,500, and George, 28, in Philadelphia. They are both druggists. The 1870 census is for Market Street. There is no evidence that a Hansell owned the property at 2000 Market St. The real estate value may refer to 2024 Master Street which Amos bought in March of 1866. On April 3, 1878, Amos married Ada Vernon Lapp Amet. Ada brought two children to the marriage. Ada is so interesting she gets her own section.The 1880 census finds the Hansell family living at 137 North 21st St., Philadelphia: Amos (42) druggist, Ada (37) and Ada’s children listed as A. Blanche (Alice) age 9 (through Alice should be 3) and E Ammot (Charles Louis Eugene Amet) age 13. A boarding student, Henry M Mont age 18, and a servant Lizzie Steinriche, 32, are listed. In 1887, Amos formed a corporation with his brother-in-law Lorenzo Hassell Lapp, Lapp’s son, P.C. Hollis Lapp, and others for a wholesale drug business. The building at 127 North 21st Street: On July 30, 1881, Amos Hansell purchased 127 North 21st Street (one unit of a 3 story brick row house) from John Ashbridge. Amos, Ada and the two children lived here. At some point, Ada’s parents moved in. On December 31, 1883, Amos transferred the property to George Hansell. The deeds are confusing but it looks as though the building subsequently transferred to a Trust for Amos and Ada in September 1890, two months before Amos died of diabetic gangrene; it can be assumed he was putting his affairs in order. The trust included all of the Hansell brothers plus RR Lippincott (in Ella’s stead?) and Ada’s daughter, Alice B. Amet. On September 30, 1896, there were numerous transfers between the trustees and Ada. It looks as though Ada finally sold the building in 1906 for a “nominal amount, mtges $4,600.” The 1889 Boyd’s Blue. In 1899, Ada sold the 3 story brick dwelling at 2024 Master Street which she had inherited from Amos. The buyer was Thomas H. Ervin and the sale price $3,000. Amos bought this property in March of 1866 from James McKnight. His death occurred on November 6th 1890. He is buried at Malvern Baptist Church Cemetery in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Special thanks to Nancy Ettensperger for the information for this Bio.

This is the Grave of Private Alexander Hammond Company O , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 8th 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 . On March 4th 1862, an order was given that Four Companies of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, L,O,P, and R, were to be transferred to the 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers. This order was met with much protest since the men enlisted as the 23rd PA Regiment and did not enlist to fight with the 61st PA. After a time, however the men obeyed the order. Alexander Hammond of Company O , now was transferred to Company H of the 61st PA Volunteers. He was mustered out of Service on a Sureons Certificate on January 9th 1863. He is buried at First Baptist Church of Malvern Cemetery in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Church has no map of the Cemetery, If you are in the Cemetery looking at the Buildings, he is near the Back, Right Side Corner.


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