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This is the Grave of Private Robert N. Maholland Company X , 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 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 . He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He moved to Atlantic City New Jersey. His death occurred on December 9th 1899. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery in Pleasantville,New Jersey.
This is the Grave of Private John M. Wells Company K , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1842. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 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 . At the expiration of his enlistment, he re-enlisted and was transfered to the 82nd PennsylvaniaHe was mustered out of Service on July 15th 1865. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on October 18th 1894. He is buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington,New Jersey in Section D, Lot 104, Grave 1.
This is the Grave of Private John K. Macallister Company C , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1844. 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 . John got ill while in the field and was in the Hospital from August 1st 1862 to July 10th 1863.While there he took a light duty transfer to the 12th U.S. Infantry, Company H. He was mustered out of Service on September 2nd 1864. After the War, He moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey. His death occurred on September 11th 1901. He is buried at Atlantic City Cemetery in Atlantic City,New Jersey in Section C.
This is the Grave of Private John Kilrain 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 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 . He was detached in 1863 as a Teamster. He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He settled in tamaqua,Pennsylvania. He is buried at St. Jeromes New Roman Catholic Cemetery in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.
This is the Grave of Private William N. Tapper Company A , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1843. 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. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on March 13th 1925. He is buried at Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazier, Pennsylvania in Division A Section 18, Lot 19, Grave 2.


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