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This is the Grave of Corporal James Martin Company A , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in New Jersey in 1836. 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 . James Martin was Wounded at The Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg on May 3rd 1863.At the expiration of his term he re-enlisted and was transferred to the 82nd PA,Company F. He was mustered out of Service a 1st Sergeant on July 13th 1865. After the War, He returned to Burlington, NJ. His death occurred on June 4th 1923. He is buried at St. Mary's Episcopal Churchyard in Burlington, NJ in Section D, Site A, Lot 7, Grave 838.
This is the Grave of 1st. Sergeant John B. Bowers Company I , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1835. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 13th 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 . John B. Bowers was mortally Wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864, near Richmond and died on June 18th 1864 as a result of those wounds. He was given a Battlefield promotion on June 6th 1864 to 1st Sergeant, from Private. He was buried at American Mechanics Cemetery in Philadelphia on June 22nd 1864 and remained there until the Cemetery was razed in 1951. At that time he was disinterred and reinterred at buried at Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazier, Pennsylvania in Division A, Section 19, Lot 7, Grave 1.
This is the Grave of Sergeant William D. Sloan Company I , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia on February 4th 1840. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania on August 28th 1862. William D. Sloan was Wounded at The Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864, near Richmond. When the 23rd PA mustered ot on September 8th 1864, William was transferred to the 82nd PA , Company C. He was mustered out of service on June 17th 1865. He died on January 16th 1907. He was buried at American Mechanics Cemetery in Philadelphia and remained there until the Cemetery was razed in 1951. At that time he was disinterred and reinterred at buried at Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazier, Pennsylvania in Division A, Section 21, Lot 25, Grave Center.
This is the Grave of Private John Boyd Company D , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was mustered in 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. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on February 17th 1916. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn, Pennsylvania in Section D, Lot 644, Grave 2. The plot is marked on 4 corners by 4 marble B's.

You can view a Photo of John Boyd on Page 13 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

You can view Burial Records for John Boyd on Page 16 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Burial Records pages.

This is the Grave of Private William Shaw Company D , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia in 1835. He was mustered in on August 21st 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 . William Shaw was Wounded at The Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia on May 31st 1862, near Richmond and again at Cold Harbor Virginia on June 1st 1864. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on November 23rd 1893. He was buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. His remains were moved with his family in 1897 to Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn, Pennsylvania in Section L, Lot 420, Grave 1.


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