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This is the Grave of Private James T. Boisbrun Company F , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Germantown on August 31st 1827. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861 . He served with the Regiment during it's Three Months Campaign . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st 1861. He re-enlisted and served with the 110th PA, Co. F attaining the Rank of Corporal. After the War, He returned to Germantown. His death occurred on December 11th 1910. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Section Maple Grove, Lot 272, Grave 3.

You can view a Photo of James T. Boisbrun on Page 19 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

You can view the burial record for James T. Boisbrun on Page 7 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Burial Records pages.

This is the Grave of Private Henry F. Blanchard Company H , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia on October 1842. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 14th 1861. As with many Civil War times when the men left for war,they would not tell their families for which side they served and took on an alias name and in this case Henry Blanchard served Company H 23rd Pennsylvania Vol. His alternate name was Charles F. Hess.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 discharged on writ of habeas corpus on June of 1862. After the War, He moved to California. His death occurred on September 21st 1904. He is buried at Arbor Vitae Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in block 2, row 7, Grave 1. The Inscription on his stone reads "Soldier rest thy warfare o'er Sleep the sleep that knows no wakning".
This is the Grave of Sgt. John W. Parks Company F , Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Dauphin County,PA. on July 17th 1813. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during thier Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. He re-enlisted and served with the 28th PA and then the 147th PA until his muster out on July 15th 1865 as a Captain. After the War, He took a poistion with the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1875 and was an early railroad pioneer.He retrired in 1916. His death occurred on April 17th 1919. He is buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas in Section 17.
This is the Grave of Sergeant Major B. Frank Paris General Staff , 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. While at Camp Graham he was promoted from Company B to Sergeant. 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 May 3rd 1862 he was transfered to Company K and then to Sgt. Major. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. His death occurred on February 5th 1918. He is buried at Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana in Section 4, Lot 2698, Grave 1.

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 Sergeant Joseph B. Slaughter Company A , Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia in 1846. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during thier Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on December 7th 1898. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Norristown, Pennsylvania in Section G.A.R., near the Flagpole.


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