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This is the Grave of Private Evan L. Beeler Company H , Three Month Volunteers. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during their Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. After the War, He moved to Kansas. His death occurred on March 21st 1900. He is buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas in Section14, Lot 16, Grave 8.
This is the Grave of Private Alexander McNutt Harbison Company I , Three Month Volunteers. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during their Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. He reenlisted and served with the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. After the War, He returned to Indiana County, PA. His death occurred on September 10th 1918. He is buried at West Lebanon Cemetery in Shelocta,PA
This is the Grave of Lt. Charles M. Cyphers Company L , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 18th 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. Charles M. Cyphers of Company L , now was transferred to Company D of the 61st PA Volunteers. Promoted from 1st Sgt. To 2nd Lt., on September 4th 1864. He was wounded at Opoquon Creek (3rd Winchester) on September 19th 1864.Promoted to 1st Lt., December 15th 1864. And to Captain on June 6th 1865. Transferred to te 31st NJ Vol. on June 8th 1865. He was mustered out of Service on July 21st 1865. After the War, He moved to Bethlehem Pennsylvania. His death occurred on March 30th 1926. He is buried at Nisky Hill Cemetery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
This is the Grave of Private Enoch H. Barnes Company I , Three Month Volunteers. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during their Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. He reenlisted in Company E, 155th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 22 Aug 1862. He received a disability discharge on 12 January 1863 at Philadelphia. After the War, He moved to Lower Turkeyfoot in Somerset County PA.. His death occurred on April 26th 1877. He is buried at Newbury Cemetery in Lower Turkeyfoot, Pennsylvania.
This is the Grave of Private Ezra A. Caswell Company L , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia on June 14th 1842. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 18th 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. Ezra A. Caswell of Company L , now was transferred to Company D of the 61st PA Volunteers. He was wounded at The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 12th 1864. He was mustered out of Service on September 7th 1864. After the War, He moved to Philipsburg Kansas. His death occurred on December 22nd 1926. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Philipsburg Kansas.


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